Tag Archives: loss

Playgrounds at dusk

“What are we trying to get at here?” The cold edge of a sharp stick draws circles. A low moan drags over the sky carrying witnesses. One kid pushes another kid On the long chain swing, squeaking Each arc. “The … Continue reading

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Spoken

I dream of the cold white winds High up In the Tushar mountains. The still voice Of a lover is the cold Wind shaking my slumber. Breathing in Almost imperceptibly. Not moving. My ears fill with sound. Pines high Upon … Continue reading

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Often

Often in spaces where trees had lived and breathed, The red tail had sat in wait, With cocked head peering, The gray squirrel had halted to eat, Scratching furiously at mites Upon his tiny ears, The ants had marched northward, … Continue reading

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Essay on time bent

I dreamt of three ladies and I among them. The children were there and laughter caught the air as they frolicked about. Then out the door and down the hall and into the field we went, all they while I … Continue reading

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Handkerchief

Washing this white handkerchief balanced upon a log, Above a rushing mountain water clear by a foot from My foot and oh, how very cold water from the mountains Feels, or does not feel when, upon wanting all this Red … Continue reading

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Distances for lovers

I saw him off in the morning,          And he was riding a seahorse. He spoke to me in a wave,          While it flung itself in circles. Just for a moment I thought,           He could stay. He could be here … Continue reading

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Night steals forth

“and an absence of light, in the deepening night, Where I wait for sun, looking East.” Jackson Browne Cold calls of the whippoorwill haunt Me in the deepening night, sneaking Unseen but heard in small rustlings. Winsome is the breeze … Continue reading

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