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Poem: Goldilocks

What can one small girl do against three bears? Settle into a chair: Is that a crime When you have all three — soft, hard and just right? You weren’t even there to sit in them.   In the wildwood, … Continue reading

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Poem: Hummus

This morning I scraped the hummus into the trash. For a week it lurked, with its pale creamy peaks uneaten but smelling of desert and delight   I had made it for you – swirled the olive oil and tahini, … Continue reading

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Poem: After the Solstice

The night lies heavy now, a starless quilt that holds the gloom close. Candles in windows call the errant soul home and light the way. Know, too, that the geese are still flying south, writing their great letter in the … Continue reading

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Ogham Poem: Sail, the Willow

Your long hair swinging, you sway over the mere to peer in its murky depths, the bees singing the song of your name O salce, salce, salce, O —   and the branches underneath the dun forge the faces of … Continue reading

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Fearn – The Alder

Another one of my ogham poems. With the circling of palms, I guard it — blade-sides together, a beating heart the war dance of a band of brothers. My back your shield, oh! My back your shield. Can you run … Continue reading

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Grove Street

Grove Street. Heat haze sparkles the mica. Snot and tears river down my planed cheeks as I seek the sanctuary of trees and shadows, silence — maybe transgression, a quick hop over the boundary fence and onto Third Street. Harsh … Continue reading

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Rubbernecker

On your worst day, I see you slumped on the shaded seat. Your paling face soaking slowly with red through the white. Blond hair in a bob, falling like a plumb line across your cheek. Perhaps you are sleeping, or … Continue reading

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