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In This, and Any Other Hour

Less than one hour ago: 15 August 2016 13 All Feathers, Under Skin She’s laid aside the supple skin of woven silk that graced your nights for such a long, uneven time, the ghost who goes through shaded lights and … Continue reading

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Thoughts I’ve Been Thinking

Oh, you know perfectly well it’s just another damned poem! Poetry, I love you so much, if you had a human body, I would know I am a ghost. Tonight, scarce ten minutes ago: We Have Borne This Before No … Continue reading

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Pridal Twilight Song

Oh, never mind any commentary. Here is what my calling, and my answering, brought to me tonight: 10 June 2016 10 No One’s Dead, and No One’s Died They’ve neither tree nor limb on which to build a nest that’s … Continue reading

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Weird, but Weirdly Wise

8 June 2016 8 In Sight of What’s Wise My shivering ghost awoke lonely last morning, its thin cotton sheets soaked right through, and so cold. Why the high window lay wide open all through the night, I don’t know, … Continue reading

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Still

Surely this is all still part of anniversary grief.  He was brilliant, but more than that, he was infinitely imaginative and kind.  My forever friend, you are always welcome to dream with me, and tell me everything. 26 April 2016 … Continue reading

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Sharing

Here is a recent poem I just shared at my favorite poetry blog, Scarriet.   As soon as I had, I felt a little guilty for not posting it here.  Well, I can fix that! I don’t know if you’ll be … Continue reading

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Little Tears and Wings

Today was fine and clear in the afternoon, and I walked out and looked around. Along the main road, I followed an empty lot that was just dry gravel, no pavement. Beside it, I watched for a long time a … Continue reading

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Feathers on Scales

According to some traditions, the soul at death is weighed against a feather. And feathers, by other, more recent traditions, evolved from scales. 4 November 2015 4 New Feathers on New Scales You lift up your throat: It’s constricted by … Continue reading

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All Souls

Something different happened last night:  My two usual poetic measures combined.  They weave in and out of each other here, which may make a first reading a bit stilted.  The lines do scan, if the right emphasis is found. The … Continue reading

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Next to Promised

13 October 2015 13 Our Next-to-Promised Land Little fingers gripped my hand so tightly all last night, they left a set of tiny, bleeding-under-skin remarks. We’re born bereft of why we ever want to wake up here and see this … Continue reading

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