Tag Archives: National Poetry Month

Coming To

The rage of azaleas Trim the porch Where you sit Afraid You will never fit Back into the box You arrived in   You want so much To return To find something Intrinsic That holds you here In the familiar … Continue reading

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Tick Tock

There is a reason for the hush In the atmosphere You can almost see Everything stop from here The traffic, the people All thought Of the future You stand there staring At the clock Cut through every suture That used … Continue reading

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Nine of Cups

The first warm glance of light Cuts through winter’s skin Showing cracks in its hand   Secrets rising From within the sleeping soil Flowers in their tight buds Pushing, emerging, uncoiling The faint slice of life Shimmering green Across the … Continue reading

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Prometheus Rebound

We are creatures of the flesh Made of used and ancient parts Born to suffer the desire Raging through us   Fire eats the north Pacific As the sun sets beatific glances On the ocean Where it drowns   Finally … Continue reading

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Me Too

I. She penetrated the jungle On a mission To bring people what they didn’t know They wanted   The blood of a sacrifice The wine of one anointed The whole haunted history of the West She came to install it … Continue reading

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Diving Once

  Down to the bottom of the lake Searching now For something that will take you All the way All the way down   Hold your breath The last one you will take Leaving the surface You break through The … Continue reading

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As If I Were a Flower

  As if I were a flower In the garden of a convent Growing So slowly   Who watches from the window Of this vacancy Who moves by me To the old stone seat   As if I were a … Continue reading

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