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Reposted for Halloween

Halloween Posted on October 31, 2013 by Ray Sharp Winter night, cold and clear, pallid moon, a shining sphere, colder than a witch’s tit, exposed outside its black brassiere. The stars were bright, their frozen light illuminated the winter night, … Continue reading

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The Kiss

Like that miracle girl from Wisconsin who slipped into the black hole of rabies and somehow found her way back painstakingly after a deep and fitful death- sleep, I am kicking through dark kelp beds toward a cone of murky, diffuse … Continue reading

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January 451 (Mid-Winter Thaw)

Wet pavement glistens an unnatural rainbow of indigo, ultramarine, emerald and gold, an oily borealis shimmering in dull light. Clouds hang low, a heavy poultice on a bruised world. Thin pink strata presage the night, flaring to orange like the … Continue reading

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365+ haiku: 2.9.2015

Overheard poetry — would pollution hurt mermaids if mermaids were real? I met a mermaid one night at the Jersey Shore with salty sweet lips. CLICK for a related, earlier poem from 2010

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Heat of the Night

Farmhouse fire glowing orange on Christmas Eve, 25 below between Walden and Woods Landing. Sparks spit like a million souls flying heavenward when the roof caves in. Overturned magnesium tanker blazing west of Lawrence, Kansas, white hot, brighter than daylight, a … Continue reading

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all the flashing

five months since we kissed and all the flashing fire flies have turned to snow flakes

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Poets Write

Poetry is the kind of things poets write, according to Robert Frost, just what a taciturn New Englander might spin from wry lips, turning from his work restoring a stone wall to squint into weak autumn sun. You study the … Continue reading

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