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Longneck

1. Longneck bottle cast in the weeds along the old river walk. Brown glass in summer-brown grass, I wonder why it caught your eye. 2. Long-necked bird, swan at the foot of the bay. My daughter called me the cob … Continue reading

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20 short lines for a distant friend

The cranes have gone and most of the geese and all but the topmost golden aspen leaves. Aspen grow fast and thick as blades of grass in the sun-fed clearings where pines don’t last. Aspen grow fast but most of … Continue reading

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Poets on the moon

Two poets met on the moon. They stood on the acute rim of ink-black shadow and paper-white silence. There was no birdsong, no river wild, just the ghosts of old dogs willed to the object of their howling. They looked … Continue reading

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some poets

write to save the world others write to save themselves it’s all the same really i’ll shave again tomorrow same sad face in the mirror some poets indeed

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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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Poet Business

The way tree limbs look like arms and legs, how they join at shoulders and hips and crotches, The way pink dawn fills the negative space between naked limbs after a night of unrequited whiskey,                            the shapes of flowers … Continue reading

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Dialogue

I think you miss the writing she advised as a poet would but I did not know if she meant the correspondence or the poetry so I told her ambiguously I am managing getting along on my own putting down … Continue reading

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