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Oaxaca Schroder
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Attended University of Rhode Island, University of Massachusetts
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Don't go crazy. It's only Wednesday. 
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Baby Turkey

She pulls up the driveway
and finds him there, 
a look of concern adding extra 
wrinkles to his drooping brow
and his hands forming 
a holy steeple
that he now points at her. 

Her worry follows the path
he must have taken to arrive
here at the front of the house, 
down the stairs he shouldn’t 
traverse, into the garage 
too cramped for his wizened
years to navigate, reaching
his current, uneasy perch, exposed.

In the bush, he says, pointing, 
brushing aside her questions
about being out front with
a comment about a shovel
he needed. In the bush, 
he says again. She kneels

near the bush to
calm him down
and buried inside she finds
a baby turkey, lost and alone.
She suddenly thinks about
how the time will come when
she'll need to bury her father. 
He says, quietly, it's OK.

He is cooing at the baby 
turkey, trying to bend 
as close to the ground 
as his legs will support,
she looks up at him,
her father, a halo forms
around his head  

as he blocks the sun 
behind him, his hands 
reaching down, and
soft sounds coming
out his white-whiskered
mouth until he makes a 
small sound of pain. 

You need to help this
baby turkey, this
peru pequeno,
to find its way, 
he says, as he winces, 
closing his eyes. 
She looks up
and whispers, 
I shall
I shall. 
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back from the woods
where trees dictated
my pleasure diaries
deemed wild and unclean
by the crowd of concrete men

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the time left
slowly and silently
escapes,
while we stare outward,
still probing, like the
Babylonians mapping
the vesper 
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The stillness of the new
morning out my window
in the room where my
writer's desk is placed
is other-worldly
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some things degrade
or disperse;
things fail and
things fall apart:
and yet we make
small talk, 
idly touch,
as if we're immune
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The Shia LaBeouf controversy reminded me of this Lethem essay....
All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated. . . .—John Donne love and theft Consider this tale: a cultivated man of middle age looks back on the story of an amour fou, one beginning when, traveling abroad, he takes a room as a lodger. The moment he sees the daughter of the house, he is lost. She is a pre...
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an abject appeal
on half-torn paper
stapled to telephone poles
or leaflets pinned to
community boards:
'call me'

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Drinking a Baltic Porter that I bottled in late May. Before bottling, added some cold steeped coffee. 
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lust captured and framed
borrowed friends 
assist the passage 
blown feathers
behind glass walls
surrounded by circles of desire
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I was so hungry
for her attention
I greedily consumed
the ort of her antipathy 
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Hey, thanks so much. Really appreciate the kind words. I ruminate a lot on the dynamics between people and the fuzzy space between 'love' or 'desire' and 'need', especially when there's a genetic link or a culturally conceived power dynamic. While I can be quite sentimental at times, I definitely hope my writing isn't schmaltzy. Cheers!
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Todd Brault's profile photo
Henk Samrink's profile photo
Joshua Araujo's profile photo
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