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Enigmatic

Enigmatic What’s flying around in your head today, Clear open skies or fog? So hard to tell from staring into your eyes.. They say, the eyes are the doorway to the soul, but yours are more the gatekeeper, the keep-out … Continue reading

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Oh To Be A Vulture

Oh To Be A Vulture ==========================  Oh to be a vulture glide easily on wind, painting circles without effort, capturing the updraft perhaps, hiding in a low cloud and then… It would be I, that tiny black rotating spot reflected … Continue reading

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A Net Full of Eels

A Net Full of Eels For Hoyt Slippery eels sliding through the net holes the mesh, somewhat large, it can’t contain them all. Suspended, how they eye the water world of survival far below. With all their strength and agility, … Continue reading

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The Dancer In The Tree

The Dancer In The Tree A piano playing in the background goes tip tipping over the branch of a tree. My unexpected trance is now the conduit that allows these miracles to happen… right before my ears, right before my … Continue reading

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Pictures in a Box

Pictures in a Box Pictures in a box just laying flat in the dark, how long has it been since I opened that drawer; since I went back and listened to what they were saying? “Look!” This was you and … Continue reading

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Winter Coat

Adriana – Oil on Panel | Artist Jeremiah J. White Winter Coat  ************* My mother’s winter coat falls on its own in the back of a closet on a warm day in June in a country she never knew; never … Continue reading

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Nice

Nice Someone told me, the night before last,that, my poem I read to him was nice.Perhaps he meant it as a compliment,in an understated way,but I took it as a death sentence.the harshest penalty…Nice? Oh, have I come to this … Continue reading

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Be a Leaf

Be a Leaf for Sabiscuit …and the melody carries you away…let it take you..take you into your mind,the thoughts you have yet to imaginethoughts you have not even had time to think. The melody is the river, the breeze,the unexpected … Continue reading

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Piano Lesson

Piano Lesson<<*>> Oh Abuse!It is a complicated melody,so hard for me to play.Return and repeat,with an introof strings, sweet passages,until the drum rolls roar,until the life threats roll,until the childish tearsfall down a woman’s face,wide-eyed fortissimoand trembling in staccatoform a … Continue reading

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You Won

You Won Every time I hold this to the light, I always think of you.When I was a dancer spinning down the garden path,the light was moon not sun and I giggled when you said,”ole”You made your fingers into horns, … Continue reading

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