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Somewhere We Can Feel Safe

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An Affair with a Rainbow – HONORABLE MENTION

An Affair with A Rainbow  (Art is an expression of love or it is nothing.   Marc Chagall) You spread the velvet red, Heart flutters and flips  You feel a sudden burn for more  Veins swell of heat  Sweet trickle … Continue reading

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How You Got Here – HONORABLE MENTION

How You Got Here Under any other circumstancesyou would not be herebut because my father found that lotin Burlington Heights, built our house thereand joined North Roanoke Baptist ChurchI met your grandmother. That was 1962,the first time I fell in … Continue reading

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Has the world stopped?

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Yesterday’s Promise

YESTERDAY’S PROMISE What flows In the marrow of winter’s cold bones Flows in your own Veins of mystery Move the spirit In a flood through your body As you feel the pulse of blood surge Remembering love There’s more that … 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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Above Santa Monica

ABOVE SANTA MONICA The fire dancedAnd shoutedAcross the mountainSpewing colorIn a fountain of rageAs we drove throughSmoke and ashLike animalsIn a strange cage of flames The other animals diedNo one knew their names We search for the facesOf those we … Continue reading

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Invisible. Powerful.

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The Loom of Spring

THE LOOM OF SPRING You weave the hands Of the trees through My hair Flowers Leaves Every beautiful thing The wind retrieves To blow there I know myself In your shadow I see Myself in the open Eyes of the … Continue reading

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