Monthly Archives: October 2017

Romanticizing the Younger Self

Who thinks to ask why we romanticize Our younger selves has never lived this life That, looking back, can make me squint my eyes To squeeze away the ugliness and strife. No, there is no romance in early years of … Continue reading

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Morning haiku

shining in silence this morning offers itself a fresh gilded world

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This is the time we thought We would dance freely together That future of open hands Shining days of open hearts Of loud singing in the cities. Where are the saints of our longing? Where is the marriage of intellect … Continue reading

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Me, too.

“Me, too” helps perhaps, though not a lot Since those who need to know most still won’t care That we can’t live life really anywhere Without attacks from testosterone-drugged snots. It’s not OUR problem-or at least it ought Not be … Continue reading

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Thank You Note

This also is a gift: quiet hours under a silver sky with scents of wet soil a touch of cold to come air tasting of leaf fall scratching of birds on seed heads Autumn lies visible before me her wet … Continue reading

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Marriage Poem (for the third decade)

Those times the tide, swelled by both moon and rain, Tossed all aside and lifted us yet more, All swells and falls across so many years, Though gentle laps or crashing, love the shore. At ebb sometimes slow-moving still reveals, … Continue reading

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Tanka for Papabear

asparagus crowns persist in cold October sending Light their Love- I’d be as faithful as they were my heart as big as yours

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