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Thief of Leaves

He trudges slow back up the hill Blue plastic trailing, empty now, To where the others blew away The gold that fell from every bough. This thief of leaves, who thus endows What some discard as trash unseen With merit, … Continue reading

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Complaint

You’ve taken so much from me: the ability to wish hair-trigger responses wee-hour thoughtfulness hyperacute senses the habit of hopelessness. All I have left is this: everything I might have wished for peace and understanding of my world deep, restful … Continue reading

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First Times (sonnet)

So many precious first times I recall That no one moment overshadows all; The first electric touch of your warm hand, The swift connection neither of us planned. We gave each other everything we had So early our behavior seemed … Continue reading

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Gyroscope

Am I electron to your nucleus? Or maybe just your daylight succubus? A homing pigeon with you as my home? Camp follower who maps you as you roam? No. Maybe I’m the fixed point so you’re drawn Back to where … Continue reading

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You Are

You are the strength of vines that heal the viciousness of the world with their beauty. You are the steady hand of calm in the whirlwind of anger and fear, returning me to myself after the storm. You are the … Continue reading

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Age Perfected (Sonnet)

How is it, my love, you grow forever Yet more beautiful than in our youth? This isn’t flattery nor yet persuasion – I see clearly; all these things are truth: Silver hair like light on ocean water – Deep kind … Continue reading

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Eternal Ties (sonnet)

The moon is nearly full today and rises Well before her natural habitat, The night, returns to cover day’s discomforts Gentling all the harshness of the heat. Walk out with me and feel the mist envelope All our limbs, and … Continue reading

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At This Age

Circles tighten, Smaller and closer Holding me Grounding me. Touch becomes softer, More precious, Light as breeze Warm as light. Losses flash by Like Little Chefs On a fast road With no turns. The Big Tunnel Lies dead ahead, And … Continue reading

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Last Love (sonnet)

Too late to be your first love, I’ve accepted That many came before me in your heart. For decades, as we grew our minds and spirits, We laughed and suffered, both, but far apart. The rough roads that we travelled … Continue reading

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Senryu Series for a Little Later

Let us retire now – bathe in dust and thin water, live with the sparrows We will live on light as we always have till now without knowing it Absorbed in the day shot from every pore at night we … Continue reading

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