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Somewhere We Can Feel Safe

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Appetance

APPETENCE We wait in line For the deceased To come to church To be laid to rest by the priest To become part of the body of Christ At the Feast of Saints As the woman behind us rises And … Continue reading

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Incipient Bloom

INCIPIENT BLOOM If you were to gatherThe most beautiful flowersOn earthInto one vaseWould they compete for value?Or standIn their own lovelyInnocenceIndividualAnd yet part of the praise-Worthy assemblageOf othersThere for the gaze— You look like your fatherYou look like your motherYou … Continue reading

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Medusa

MEDUSA Do you knowHowA life shakesItself freeAnd falls apartTime takes timeAway You cannotLook at me And if you didYou wouldBreakMy heartBeating wildIn the forest DreamsOf a childI standHereWith a headFullOf snakes LonelyAnd aloneThe worldAchesWith desireFor everythingI seeIs a fire EverythingThat … Continue reading

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My Angel

MY ANGEL At the effective center of the universeYou standAnd spread your arms All kinds of alarms should go offTo see an angel open its wingsBut the voice of beautySilences all things This is what it meansTo be innocent In … Continue reading

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Permanent Noon

PERMANENT NOON You lose your train of thoughtAt that placeWhere your mother used to raise a signCrossing strangers overThe railroad line A doe crosses nowInto the yardEyes wide and softAs she moves in the hard snow You know it’s time … Continue reading

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