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To Begin Again in Autumn*

Who knows why we begin the year in autumn? I asked the rose bush, the lilac, the forsythia, but none was burning to tell me. Maybe it was the season of the manna harvest, the pressing of the Manischewits, the … Continue reading

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Homeless

I no longer feel at home in the world. This life hangs on me like ill-fitting clothes that tug and bind and make me fidget. I am a floor-pacer, couch-sleeper, dawn-waker. I read reviews of movies I will not watch … Continue reading

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The Circle Game

This is a game we can play. Draw a chalk circle on the sidewalk. When you stand inside the circle You are safe at home. Outside the circle you can run Or sit beneath a tree. There are no other … Continue reading

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In the Kitchen

The vegetables are laid out on the cutting board beside the gleaming knife: onions, celery, carrots and herbs. Tolstoy was wrong about one thing — there are only seven stories that repeat like flayed rabbits on an endless stringer. I … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning

No hurry hurry hurry there’s time for sitting with this notebook on my lap and half-read magazines and coffee at my side on the hardwood floor. Sunlight spills through the sieve of leafless lilac branches and coalesces a holy presence … Continue reading

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Liminga

This place we live, a bump on the head of this low marshy land, late to thaw and early to freeze over, poppled and tag-aldered and beaver-dammed under the sun that’s a pinpoint pupil in the blue eye of sky. … Continue reading

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Liminga Summer, Verging to Fall

wind      clattered          head                high                           milkweed false rain                       full moon                         rising maple leaf                    orange                           Monarch butter fly                                          away  

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