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Poem #28 Why I Chose You

Because your eyes crinkle when you tell a story, And your face opens up into a laugh The way a flower opens to the sun. Because you smell like home….

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Thanksgiving on Long Island

Our grandmother’s kitchen was neither opulent Nor clean Though the house was, By any account except today’s, A mansion. No matter. We studied the art of Intentional shabbiness Narrowing the…

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Poem #19-Blue Parka

My winter parka is blue And the ocean is blue But they are not at all the same color. Mozart’s Ave Maria is music As is Public Enemy’s “Fight the…

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Poem #18 Haiku

  These grey days leave me Headaching and spent before I even wake up.

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Poem #15 Sulking World Leader

The world leader is sulking in his Parisian hotel room While his colleagues wade in the rain Remembering Europe once set the stage For the deadliest combat in history. The…

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Poem #17 Milk

  We needed milk this morning So I put on my coat and walked to the Zee Mart Assaulted on contact by the smells Of fried chicken, stale gasoline, old…

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Poem #20-Acrostic

  Gentler than we deserve, Reality still shocks with its Adherence to the basic rules of life on This planet. Every body’s trajectory has the same Fulsome approximation, which is…

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Poem #14 Why I Can’t Enjoy Hitchcock Any More

I was always drawn to the tiny girls. Soshanna wore her hair pulled back, but only the top part Kira Lishka was pale as a white rabbit Karen Average was…

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Poem #16 Beauty

  I want always to be useful. But today, I spent thousands of dollars on a mission to straighten my teeth Which provides no use at all. The teeth work…