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without this -last day of winter poem
the winter trees are brown with promise tired snow lays listlessly on the ground yielding patches of its former glorious sun soaked chlorophyll drunk riotous color. this is what we draw: leaves, fences, faces, time travel,  stacks of books, clutches of pens...
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Valentines Day Detent
it is my heart talking those words you cannot quite hear the ones you strain to listen to  lean in to catch but the torrent continues you think you get the gist of it then it rains on and you realize  you did not hear what  you thought you were listening to...
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DNA~ january 5, 2014
Her DNA thrums  like water under ground, going places. waiting for her to listen,  to see,  to be able  to claim her place;  evolve,  make a left turn, resolve to  become the navigator of her own chemistry: a treasure hunter –  pirate of her own ocean - dri...
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Some Things Remain the Same. published in the Long Island Quarterly in the early nineties
Some things remain the same  I am carried in a rickshaw Only conscious for the epiphany from one tableau to the next, bundled like a cocoon ,  strangers speaking in muted voices so as not to wake the sleeping child the patient the victim The smells are diff...
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poem of the day- 100 words
snowflakes december 8 hardly noticeable and yet they are there frenzied frozen  tiny whirling  dervishes alighting on your face just a speck of wet a droplet of water on your eyelash a blurred lens the smell of snow in the air the wind is picking up a nor’e...
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the places that change you- memory is a canticle informing the present with its solemn grace and cadence  Like Lot’s  anonymous wife,  whose passion lay behind her, we look back through the caul of the ever- present consequential  thrum of traffic and dialo...
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Angry woman. near forty. Broke. alcoholic. two time loser with four kids. Likes to take long walks off short piers. For a good time call .....
Angry woman. near forty. Broke. alcoholic. two time loser with four kids. Likes to take long walks off short piers. For a good time call .....
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withou this
the winter trees are brown with promise tired snow lays listlessly on the ground yielding patches of its former glorious sun soaked chlorophyll drunk riotous color. this is what we draw: leaves, fences, faces, time travel,  stacks of books, clutches of pens...
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busy month! Happy New year!!
knitted ornaments knitted ornaments window shopping luke calls it a cave Bailey made cupcakes swiftmas happened luke and bailey the office pretty things knitting happened 7 months!
knitted ornaments knitted ornaments window shopping luke calls it a cave Bailey made cupcakes swiftmas happened luke and bailey the office pretty things knitting happened 7 months!
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revision
sometimes poems get revised and become new poems or better ones. I do not know if I have put this here before but here is it revised. It is called Undisclosure I. I raise my body from the couch and scrape the leftover oatmeal in my bowl into the noisy alumi...
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poem for the not silent night
Standing at the edge of the field of queen anne's lace  I know I belong there sycophants notwithstanding  I see over you  “I  am looking through you”  he said airily I turned and walked away  back to my own field  where he does not exist did you think I wou...
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Rhinebeck, aka NY sheep and Wool Festival
Rhinebeck was spectacular. The weather was appropriately changeable and autumnal and the knitters, spinners, designers, vendors, et al, were all out in force. This year was the first year I went to the festival on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was craz...
Rhinebeck was spectacular. The weather was appropriately changeable and autumnal and the knitters, spinners, designers, vendors, et al, were all out in force. This year was the first year I went to the festival on both Saturd...
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