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My Love

your kiss finds the place cradles in curves of my neck nestles in knowledge

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Choirboy

i.m. JP The grooming was as natural a part of artistry as air to their mentors, though some had sniffed their instincts out without awareness of it. Years later the bluntness of the thrust grew obvious. ‘That’s what that was…’ …………………………………..Naive enough to long for early onset fame yet wise: without their knowing knowing this […]

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Household Lightning

Wrapped in the silk garden of a sari, Nuli blooms in dosmestic poise. She learns from her mother and older sisters in the family to silence her anger   and keep it in corners where cobwebs straggle along the wall. Barely visible until they catch the light. A spread of nerve endings   that flares, […]

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Clickety Clack

A distant train treks      on tracks, moves forward. It won’t go back. Whistle’s mellow Bellows in spurts. A church bell, afar, peals, graces space with the amazing. Cardinal chats his chipper chirp Front-porch chimes cling-clang. As dancers they swoop, then sway. Now, Sounds, your      signals are clear. Could you outline it all […]

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Nothing To Say

Sometimes at night when I want to write, I find I have nothing to say. Words in my brain get in my way, Failing my fingers clicking the keys. Cruising the cabinets of my mind Rummaging through collections of words Naming the experiences of my years I am never disappointed. I find writers whose words […]

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Robin

On branches bursting from winter’s hibernation, you are perched, watching a cool evening unfolding.        You hop from limb to limb within a tree’s stripped framework then swoop downward to ground level continuing mechanical-toy skips  across grass toward my front porch. Stopping where grass meets cement, you venture further with a timid bounce; […]

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contemplative

KYOTO AUTUMN   You toss a pebble: air unfurls   then a raw satin ripple   spreads across the shaded pond,   widening jade   gyred in this circular calm.   We die a beauty-death.   Pierced by a heaven far-removed   that baffles & dazes.   We are but a jot of being   […]

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SunnySide

An early-morning breakfast shared with sun, son, and hubby warms me through and through in chills of a frigid wintertime. Unlike any other comforters warmth of delicious food and pleasant conversation comforts body and soul hunger. The cozy restaurant’s sign, SunnySide, stirs a settled smile. That same sign dwells inside me, marks my heart, the […]

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Looking up

You know those moments that change your life; (conversational.) Sometimes it’s like losing someone you never told often enough that you loved; or perhaps simply catching a crack in the pavement with your heel. Both make you stumble and fall, try to save your soul, but they’re not all like that. Some are passed exams […]

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The Things I Cannot Do

How strange that we have to make these public declarations of our secrets. But we do. – Ted Hughes The gutter that runs behind the town, once river soiled just by Marin-balluk blood, or blood they spilled, that snakes along behind the town, boosting sloops at sleep above its arsenic, waters the stiff myth of […]