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Unshaken by Time

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Lifeline

  The bold ants move Almost as one army Tiny and fierce They organize To pierce a tunnel into the earth   A small lion falls Into a deep pit of mud His mother sees him And feels him call … Continue reading

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The Because of Any Word

  In the ecstasy of the common element We share with everything You stare into the fractals That are and are not a language Are and are not a system Are and are not a way to understand What is … Continue reading

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The Past Life of K

  I was with you And I was so afraid of the silence And the mistakes we made But I followed you into safety Or what I thought was safe   And we went up a mountain To a place … Continue reading

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We Spoke That’s All

  And then I compared You with me Height, youth Nails, hair Just the things I could see You are That I will never be   But Could you write a poem? Could you win me in a dare?   … Continue reading

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Morning Farewell

You pull the throttle Until the engines burn A ferocious turn Ready now To scorch the sky You fly beyond the flint Of your concern There is so much You see from here The land The coast The hemisphere You … Continue reading

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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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What Vibrates

Sometimes it hides In the strange Hum Of the refrigerator Stopping For a moment   Sometimes It is the unexpected Laugh From the hallway   Or the rush of voices From the street   The music finds itself In the … Continue reading

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Morningside

The day is an embryo We wait We never know How a life begins Only that we are full of hope For something That is The secret We try to unlock The gift The curse The unnatural shock Of something … 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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