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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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Garden Gate Keeper

GARDEN GATE KEEPER From the burnt grassHe staresAt the lush flowersIn her garden You see his faceHardenLike the wallThat stands between themAs if god had never seen themTogether The smoke of bad weatherPlumes and curls on the mountainWhere flags unfurled … 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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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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Birds of Praise

BIRD OF PRAISE Sometimes The day is a mirror A window You can see through The pane You step into The open mouth of the city To feel Your skin in the rain Sometimes you can See your history A … Continue reading

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October Project Poetry Contest!

“How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.”– Robert Penn Warren The response to the poetry contest we held last April was so positive we decided to make it annual event!Please send a poem you have written to … Continue reading

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Hallway Fixture

HALLWAY FIXTURE She tried to change a lightBy herselfIt was too highThere were no more bulbs on the shelf These daysIt’s hard to makeThe feeling clearSit in the darkLet the absence appearTo steer thoughtsToward and away from pain She drives … Continue reading

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The World is Asleep

THE WORLD IS ASLEEP The colosseum is empty nowWe are full of uncertaintyCenturies could passAs everything around usFalls to ruin Rome is quiet We are our own undoing Maybe people will sing from the windowsMaybe we will all rememberThe sinful … Continue reading

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