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First Snow
First Snow Snow from a dark sky upon the leaves as their colors rot upon unraked grass There's no exit until the sun's melt starts on the porch salted and sanded An old movie meets a popcorn afternoon when butter drips from a gray beard Even the vampires wa...
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Global Something
Global Something Warm seas send mackerel farther north with the tuna that follow Man grows corn at the poles on domed barges Wars for survival will end in the deserts of Iowa Survival will depend on one man in a loincloth another in swan's down The tilt of...
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No Guilt: Bits and Bobs
No Guilt:  Bits and Bobs “Too much of a good thing can be...wonderful.  Too much of a bad thing can be even better.”---modern proverb partially attributed to actress Mae West 1. There is no sun today Dark clouds of all kinds surround the measures of music M...
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Wee Hours
Wee Hours There is no sleep when an old brain wakes There is no dream when the dark night breaks Each sound spins up when the ear grasps creaks Each mouse ear jumps when a wide yawn peaks No drink will calm when poured in a glass No marks are made when a sc...
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Gray Leaves
Gray Leaves My black plastic brush with black plastic tines topped by purple beads needs the hair cleaned from the puffed surface I use a handy scissors to lift the hair above where it's rested for weeks until today as I stare out the window October is outs...
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The Shopping List
The Shopping List--(not necessarily in order of importance) Peace on earth love The Beatles come to visit a book publisher a better attitude towards small poetry journals a new paradigm a couple of artificial knees without all the pain a friend who comes to...
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Iowa Rain
Iowa Rain A million fingers tapping on my roof I decide to shop for groceries when there is a roar in the store from the ceiling with the rain at its heaviest After checkout I sit at a gray bench by the door waiting for the drops to slow I am patient only t...
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The Black Cape of Fall
The Black Cape of Fall              ((remembering the good times with the devilish Bob Fraser and his beloved Bev)) The season has found a chair at night in this room It watches drowsily as its air pours through a four inch gap on the double hung window tha...
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The Silent Loaves
The Silent Loaves It's an old movie from the 1950s Famous actors in a farce about the daughter of a private detective who uses her father's files to find and fall in love with an older rake The daughter tells her father “I love you.” He says “I love you mor...
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The Monarch
The Monarch Worm thou didst afix thy chrysalis to mine abode down Iowa way Green it was and like new mown grass ahangin' there attached beside my walk Methinks the spring will come for me to see what you will become Since I am not of the entomologist strain...
The Monarch
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