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How to

Day One of NaPoWriMo. The prompt: [W]rite poems that provide the reader with instructions on how to do something. Herewith, How To There’s so many things I’ve yet to learn, like where and why and what and who. So who said … Continue reading

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It’s here: NaPoWriMo

NaPoWriMo celebrates National Poetry Writing Month, where one writes a poem a day for the entire month of April. As I did last year, I am participating by responding to the prompts given at the site NaPoWriMo. net. The “early … Continue reading

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Asking Bella

From where did you come, and where did you go before you came here to me? What happened to make you fear crates and loud noises and the prospect of being left alone? Who put you in a cell with … Continue reading

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Law of Nature

Mankind v. Gaia without blame or forgiveness justice will be served dVerse Poetics: Blame and Forgiveness

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Football Players

On the sideline, I sip warm cocoa. On field, giants grapple. Sweat and curses fly. Shoulder pads crunch. Whistles blow. The players lumber toward benches, spitting mouth guards and blood. Halftime. My turn. Likewise an athlete, I heft my tuba … Continue reading

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Season’s Greeting

Spring came early. Daffodils sent up blunt shoots. Yellow buds perched atop short stalks. Pushing right through autumn’s detritus, spring defied winter’s chilly winds.   But winter sent a heavy-handed greeting: a caress of snow, an icy kiss of welcome … Continue reading

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You didn’t see me. You watched my reflection turn in a direction you chose not to see. You didn’t hear me. You thought I was sleeping. In fact, I was weeping. You chose not to hear. You didn’t touch me. … Continue reading

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