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Poem #12-Come Gather Round (Really it’s a song, see video)

Woke up this morning with my mind already gone Nothing but bad news on the table It seems so important to have hope in these times But I’m unable, I’m…

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Poem #13–A Council of Guitars

There’s a muscle in my back Left trapezoid, north of the rhomboid That never relaxes. It’s the muscle that can’t stop grabbing for the guitar. “There, there, there!” I show…

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Poem #11: Get Back in the Ring

Let me take you behind the scene Where the people live on another screen Well, we all love screens, And confuse them for the truth. We have no reason to…

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#10 Norway Maple

Our daughter said, this morning, “Oh, look at how fast the yellow leaves are falling from the Norway Maple!” You said, “If we all blew on them, down they’d go.”…

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#9 Onion

They say it’s like an onion This work You slice through layer after layer To get to a core Is there a core to an onion? They forgot to tell…

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Poem #8 Banquet

We have waited for this day. We didn’t know what we’d been missing Until we drove out of town, through the last color–– Bursts of yellows and oak-tawny leaves The…

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Poem #7 Two Years Ago

Two years ago I was afraid to wake up Afraid to find out The truth I knew in my bones Even today, I have to circle around the memory It’s…

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Poem #6 Secession

  She is tired of fighting with him. Tired of his insistence that this is his turf Tired of the blustering Tired of pretending she doesn’t see through his rationalizations….

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Poem #5 Haiku

  Too many feelings I used to harness them all Impossible now.