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Going Beyond (sonnet)

Your face and body known to me as well As are my own, this quarter century And more now that we’ve intertwined our lives, Set free from solitude’s penitentiary. But still you are a stranger to me when You turn … Continue reading

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To Whom It May Concern

When words rise suddenly to lips unbidden, Rendering to light what long was hidden- When shuttered hearts once more in open air Breathe free no longer caught in fear’s dark snare, When weakness gives up trying to be strength Accepting … Continue reading

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Joy Sonnet

When on a day my song grows weak, I try Still to find light in this grey Winter sky. These lines of darkest drab that sometimes bind Once had some strength, once they could dull my mind. Embracing sadness for … Continue reading

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Refugee’s Sonnet

When fear and weakness, fear’s true face, combine To harden hearts and undermine our sense Of unity, thus seeking just to find A way to lock ourselves inside the fence Of our own selfishness, our own conceit That tells us … Continue reading

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Lines for the day they sentenced Dostoevsky to death

And when you heard the proclamation that Sought your death, did riots start among The characters still living in your head, Whose songs you had already partly sung? Was Ivan mostly terrified to meet The void that permits all, prohibits … Continue reading

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Sunday Four O’Clock

Nearly four on Sunday afternoon, The light begins to fade early these days; Time has changed, and so things darken soon: Some shapes that once were clear now fade in haze. There’s blood of guilt and blood of innocence Though … Continue reading

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Morbid Love Sonnet

It isn’t worry that furrows my brow With beads of sweat, envisioning just how We two might not depart this world together, And tear apart our two hearts’ single tether. This beast is fear that haunts imagination With all the … Continue reading

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Open (Sonnet)

You teach me how to love my weaknesses Because they let you in, like sunlight through A broken branch high in the forest makes A spot where seeds can germinate anew. Too much false strength in my old independence Attracted … Continue reading

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Lindsay’s Sonnet

(For a beautiful soul) When those I love begin to fuss and fight (And truth be told, there are few I don’t love), The undertow of anger clouds their sight, Dims clarity of mind shed from above. Attention focused on … Continue reading

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Why Write? (Sonnet)

I write so I can hold it in my hand, This life, this geode full of glinting light, Where every surface twinks and strobes and shines As varied as creation and as bright. My memory’s too weak to hold them … Continue reading

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