Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sonnet

These are the people I see here every day, not things but relationships of things, quick changes and slow. These are my sorrow, for unlike my friends — I see relationships, I do not see things. These, as they are … Continue reading

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Poetry Journal, January 30, 2017

Am I indeed all wrong, and are you all right about the “going near the edge” business? At times I have an overwhelming perception of the back side of truth. I see the rough laths behind the fine mortar —

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Surfacing

I am the thing in which the trees and animals move and grow. I am a place. I see a ghost of my mother as she used to be, working in the kitchen. And whenever my mother cooks, everyone knows … Continue reading

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Cinquain Poems

    Poems have many forms, and it is important to understand what style best fits what you want to say.   Each poem form has meaning and purpose. When you have a particular poem in mind, you need to … Continue reading

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Fathers Last Days, Children Last Decades

One My father and his friends were men who meant to be something along the lines of heroes. They worked where they worked and lived where they lived, and turned their backs on some, and made friends of others. But … Continue reading

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Sonnet

            My brother who will not leave his job wonders how Gaugain left the world and found himself on the other side of it. After working at a bottling and manufacturing plant at the age … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Seattle

No matter what terror or loveliness there is in the world, there is nothing so complex as a single hello. The nickel, the flower in my¬†coat pocket. Life or death. Something or nothing. You want something or nothing? She stepped … Continue reading

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