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Ode to a Clepsydra – #poetry

Ode to a Clepsydra To the alchemist’s eye, water = emotion, and so it is that our moments can be marked by the rise and fall of feeling, a steady stream of anger-eager-joy-hope-faith devotion to emotion. Days that pass without … Continue reading

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Watch that WHCD clip with Michelle Wolf – #poetry

Watch that WHCD clip with Michelle Wolf You will feel better. It doesn’t matter whether or not you agree with her, or you think everything she said is in good taste. She told the truth in a series of extended … Continue reading

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Winter Showers – #poetry

When the rain starts again, comes the relief. The relief of being loosed from months of being careful-so-careful about how long you let the water run at the tap or linger in the shower. When the rain starts at last … Continue reading

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World of Flesh – #poetry

I. Through the day, you are in it, whether sucking down piping hot coffee at seven a.m., or moving your bowels at 7:30, or craving some- thing — anything at all that’s sweet and filling — in the midmorning hours. … Continue reading

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You live close to my bones, you… – #poetry

You live close to my bones, you with your soft eyes that can snap hard in a turn, your solid arms with their sure embrace around my heart, every bit of you, from ten solid toes to strong-wide shoulders forging … Continue reading

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Ethereal – #poetry

Ethereal The ancients trusted their guts — they knew as well as we (but were braver in the saying) that all we are, all we have ever been, all we will ever be, is made of air. Breathe in… breathe … Continue reading

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Fecund/Fallow – a #poem of balance

Fecund/Fallow I am searching for poetics between jobs. Like a displaced, untenured professor, cast adrift by budget cuts at the local community college, I languish amid my books, scanning the want ads, knowing I can do better, I must do … Continue reading

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If no one else did – a #poem of passing through

If no one else did, I saw you. Trapped in a car turned on its head, the hood sucked into itself, the front wheels hanging crazy like palsied fists of a punchy, cauliflower-eared worn-out boxer, with two firemen wedged in … Continue reading

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Firewater – a #poem of retrospective hope

Firewater Days of showers, weeks of rain. When it first comes, we’re taken by surprise. Didn’t anyone tell the sky this is the worst drought in 50 years? Days of showers, weeks of rain. the only consolation of running laundry … Continue reading

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Steam, not Smoke – a #poem of waking

Steam, not Smoke Now the rains have come and there’s’ no threat of wildfire for another year, at least, provided they stay. May the rains stay. Coffee cup in hand, I linger over the steam rising from my reflection-in-brown, and … Continue reading

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