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Sharlene Thornton
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between the window and the screen
Year after year she returned Making sure the rip in the screen was still there Her doorway to her lair She would repair and remodel Spruce it up and then leave it Spring came around and she would too She would fuss about Making the floor comfortable and the...
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Articles of clothing, One shoe there, Another maybe there, A purse, A hat, Empty glass, Melting ice, Still smoking cigar, A fire smoldering in the hearth, Another smoldering in her heart. A sudden phone call and he was gone, The tracks in the snow still war...
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I don't know what to do
I don’t know what to do. I found you in an alley. I was only taking a short cut, You were behind the Chinese restaurant, Hopefully not just eating from the trash. I hoped that maybe they fed you. You looked so sad and scared, You wouldn’t make eye contact. ...
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The Ravages of Time
They had a parade, the day the watch factory stopped. Two by two they walked down the street. Husbands and wives, workers and spouses, away from the quitting time bell, for the last time. The building would empty, and there it would sit, with it's clocktowe...
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perhaps a pint at home
There’s trouble at the station,   I’d advise you not to
go, The underground is too dark tonight,   And you will never
make it back by light.   The police man said it was thieves, And vandals. But that’s only the prelim. Perhaps you better take a taxi, dear,...
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The Engine Failed
There’s a warm breeze blowing tonight And the air is carrying rain I’m standing on the side of the road The engine seems to have failed The road is wide and dirt And the horizon is farther than you might think I’m alone but I’m not so afraid As you would be...
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Time as it passes.
the moon will be eclipsed tonight and I will think of you of youth and spring and dew and baseball fields a comet will cross the sky and I will think of you of brevity and intensity and unfinished plans the stars will appear like every other night and I wil...
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Barbie Doll
The music is too loud Uncomfortable looks Random moves by strangers She looks like she just woke up Rubs her eyes It is smoky and dark in here But really she doesn’t see the lies Doesn’t open her eyes wide enough When she opens her mouth to scream “You aren...
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Absence
I've been absent lately, away from many, alone, but not really alone, just not here. Not "in the moment", not engaging, not giving, but not taking. I've been hiding, in plain sight, wearing bright colors, and honestly trying to get noticed. I've been floati...
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