Monthly Archives: December 2019

Stealth

Often I think of love, As an animal, The leopard, with her Deep spots, wide as night, Sleeping upon the knarled Limb, high against large, Grey moon, a ghost Herself, quietly slipping, Amongst the dark treetops, Like some soulful sojourner, … Continue reading

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Prayers

“I’m not going to pray anymore,” She said. And I tilted towards her Violet pillow, The one scented with lavender, “For sleeping more soundly,” Her mother had said, Quietly. “You are my God, and I,” She said, Looking up on … Continue reading

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Three Variations

1. Bird upon a wire, Nearby the fallen statue base which crumbles, In upon itself, ashamed to have no admirer. Once the children played upon his hip, And the cool water mended his hot face, As mothers spoke of hunger … Continue reading

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On Smoking

  Once, we sat on the veranda all morning, Drinking tomato and vodka, eating, Champagne in peaches, and smoking. Disdain was the word for smoking, put out, By the mother, staid and starched back, Hair white and mussed, oddly out … Continue reading

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