Tag Archives: loss

A small depression

Out back there is a cool spot in the yard. On fall nights the air pools there leaving a Misty white sheet draped like Those American flags on the boys boxes Coming home from some far nation, Solemn, cold, dark … Continue reading

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Slipping

Aires hung there dimly as we smoked, The dark night luminescent with fireflies And jasmine perfuming fat summer air. The Ram I said, the Ram as though I knew All about it, that low, homely group Of far away stars, … Continue reading

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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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