Category Archives: Other

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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Your Story

I came to the river at breaking of day, and dropped into clear, still waters.

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A Murder of Quail

My sensible backyard fence has nothing             against winter quail. It stands six feet tall to keep out dogs             and keep in tension.

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YardFood

for Nicole Ringgold The silversmith smiths     at her overworked bench,         an open secret behind garden shop walls.

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Hidden Dip

I could ask how many lovers you’ve had     or when the last time was that you cried. I might pry into your innermost fears     and damage your psyche or pride.

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