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Frannie Zellman
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Snow Moon
Snow Moon Fifties today, rain by daybreak. Unlike many, I would welcome snow and crisp biting cold and wisps of cloud across a sky wrapped in stars, winter clear. In this year of friend against friend and bitter words, the February thaw unseasons. There wil...

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Dawn's Cute Cooties
Oh, beautiful Dawn. Your cooties are beautiful, too. Have you talked to them and asked them what they require? A sonnet, a thought-provoking read, a magic aria? Do they revel in warmth or especial coolness? Do they respond to code words, marking them off as...

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The First Small Snow and Clouds
The First Small Snow and Clouds Like sugar on crumb or random fruit, small snow marshmallows short, brown grass and wet green grass You wouldn't think that cold would abide where there is no ice and yet the beads of melt slick, then mesh like spiders' homes...

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Sunset (Painting by Vladimir D. Orlovsky)
Sunset (Painting by Vladimir D. Orlovsky) Unspeakable red surrounded by green blue purple clouds They may blot out flame but by that time winter night will advance and the grey beige house toward the back will come shadow on the vast somber land suggested a...

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Song for Winter
Song for Winter I like hard ground just short of frost grey-white-brown and solid to push my storm jacketed self through the wind and eyeball completely bare branches sheering up to the sky Way too spiky to measure.

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Sweet Potato and Cream Cheese Pie
Sweet Potato and Cream Cheese Pie The most amazing light orange, just off peach, but proclaiming itself by the light swirl because after all...cream cheese. Sweet potato eases in like a fine morning and even though it's supposed to be winter, it plays the p...

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As a Duck
As a Duck As a duck, I would have several ducklings and explain to them that they should stay under my wings or next to me because, I would say, you never know when some bully will decide to create a signature dish with orange sauce or infused seitan. I wou...

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The Moon, The Goat, The Peacock
The Moon, The Goat, The Peacock (Inspired by the works of Marc Chagall (1887-1985) The moon, the goat, the peacock they hover over sky as thick as land and land as unsure as sky. Like us Jews, they dance on the edge of acceptable, then fall off.

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Northeastern Chanukah
Northeastern Chanukah Old fast day repurposed into eight days and potato pancakes for the oil that burned as a miracle is remade through adult eyes: eight-branched menorah as a light  through winter darkness, Jewish contribution to one big winter festival w...
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