Category Archives: Other

Poet’s Bane

On a dark star-filled night I step outside long after the town retires and gaze upward, dogged stillness the analogesic to my soul.

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906 am

You know the feeling: waking up staring to the right where

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Sparks

Take these incendiaries with you on the trail: let the words themselves be fat and resinous; impregnate the charcoaled ink with paraffin; and may the whole be written upon the scroll

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Fovea

I pause and breathless gasp at stars which loose ten thousand brilliant shafts through narrowed iris, fluoresce cones.

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Sestertius

Come, gather ’round and square your minds with an aquiline profile

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Ballentain

The love that blossoms from the bud which perishes unfolds forever.

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Absolution

Tell me, are you amazed at the African mud swallow which builds its tiny nest on the sides of tall reeds

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Memories

Many-faceted shining bits     of what we said and did, they filter softly down     and crowd around my knees.

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After Mary Oliver

every   poem          is a            camel

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Crossword

69 Down, “Ascend, 2 wds.”:  G-O-U-P 70 Down, “Rose sniffer”:  N-O-S-E 87 Across, “Yearn for.”

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