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Moonless

There are too many moonless nights on account of the clouds, nights when nothing is illuminated, when a poet stumbles blind. My heart is not a lantern. It is a hard, dark place, a burned-out star, dense, dull-eyed, stealing fire. … Continue reading

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life my cage

blue budgies two lovely singers you both bright eyed your window wide neither cat crow wind nor snow do sylvan dreams on feathered wings yet take flight this velvet night? in my cage my wingless age bound by weight a lifetime’s … Continue reading

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Our Old Cat Finds Peace in His Dying Days

Paavo, bag of bones so small now, all your meanness made light, flown away.

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On the Couch

One way is on my stomach, knees bent so my ankles cup the curved top of the arm rest just so, like we were made for each other, with enough room at the top of the pillow for the big … Continue reading

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For “Chicken” the Cat

For “Chicken” the Cat (1987-2001) April rain, a good day for digging, The cat is just three hours dead, And I still hear his white throat trilling On the wings of white cranes overhead. Sometimes, Chicken, the sky is falling … Continue reading

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Take My Bulgarian Joke Book. Please.

Take My Bulgarian Joke Book. Please. (Words from a story by the same name by Michael Kimmelman, NYT 31 October 2010)   Gabrovo, Bulgaria. The sign leading into town reads, Welcome and good riddance. Black-and-white photographs from the opening day … Continue reading

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Newly Re-Discovered Shorts

Two poems from October 1999: 1. Highly Evolved HOW does a man hit      the middle of the bowl      in the middle of the night      in the dark? Echolocation. 2. The Difference IF your child be son or daughter … Continue reading

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