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The Birds Gather Now

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Air for the End of April

Air for the End of April   The flowers spray color from the field Where half the world will have to Yield to spring   Everything is bursting Everything is back to the first thing   The thing we almost forgot … Continue reading

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Still Life

Still Life   The picture is upside down Framed by wood, not by magic Abstract now, comic Tragic As mortal as the hand that paints The curtain where the woman faints Reveals the witness To the border that decides perception … Continue reading

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The Green Bowl

The Green Bowl   That girl sings like a desert creature Dry and howling Forever prowling for ghosts and bone There is an ancient tone Rising like a desert mountain A sandy fountain of dust and memory A world descended … Continue reading

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The Vigil

The Vigil   I am the promise you have broken I am the vow you have never spoken I am the one true story you cannot revoke And as you sing your silence to the silence that will follow I … Continue reading

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Flower Fruit

Flower Fruit   Here in the heart of the conduit Where I put the past behind me I take my own life in stock So I can move on with it, lock and key   I keep all of it … Continue reading

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Night’s Dominion

Night’s Dominion   The sky turns hazel over the desert Insulting the day with green bruises The rocks are pink above gray And a single hawk cruises overhead Watching the sun sink As if it had over stayed its welcome … Continue reading

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