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Lives of the Earthbound*

They trudge, they tramp, they plod and slog and lumber, earthbound all, moles and men, so small they look from the vantage of the merest bird or bee.   *title by Nananoyz Advertisements

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Dream Poem

All I have are words — egg shells & feathers, hollow bones, empty nests — to give you, numbingly, the endless iconography, litany/liturgy of love & loss, sad little hellish dreamworld I  less inhabit than wear around me tight as … Continue reading

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Among the Animals*

Among the animals dogs are small humans, children at turns willful and sorry, eager to please. Cats too, love that turns away, aloof, haughty, then underfoot, trips me, makes me stutter. Birds out the window of my mind turning, they … Continue reading

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Of the Impossibility of Becoming a Swift…

Of the Impossibility of Becoming a Swift is also the title of a poem I have yet to write but today it would be easier to write After the Long Summer of Our Discontent except for the fact that I already … Continue reading

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again birds

those were our hot-and-heavy days you said to my thousand-mile- away smile neither of us being particularly either        really more our gingerly days          our torn- hunks-of-bread days swapped back and fro like intimate stories of lovers after hours apart what is … Continue reading

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haiku: laughing gull

over the pasture — laughing gull, how you mock me! — on your evening tour

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Persisting

Again, I have to ask myself, is the persistence of snow causing my sadness or is the persistence of my sadness causing the snow? While I am hunkered down, the birds flit between snowflakes, unaware of their incongruous weight. I … Continue reading

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