Author Archives: alicebarrett

About alicebarrett

Small town writer

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I’m working on the final draft of my first book. Crowds are waiting for release: I’m working as fast as I can. Advertisements

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Cafe haiku

Floor tiles are mismatched An old man stands bewildered Which way to go now? . . A woman passes In the cafe filled with diners – A breeze melts my skin   .

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Skeleton Skeltonic Verse

skeleton bones rattle as they roam ‘til they come back home. the last time i saw one he, she or it shone in the sun. he, she or it was having fun until he, she or it shouted a curse … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Ghost

My grandmother wore a white sheet on Halloween. Her black oxford stout-heeled shoes poked out from under the hem. She walked with her familiar rock from side to side. Her pale blue eyes glinted through the eye holes. . She … Continue reading

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Catholic High School

They sent us forth under false pretenses. They sent us forth with the false idea that we knew the world, knew where we stood, knew what needed to be done. . In truth, after graduation, we landed like turnips off … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Ways

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground – -Rumi   There are hundreds of ways to touch a leaf to hear the sea . Hundreds of ways to breathe to sigh . There are hundreds of … Continue reading

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Here’s Looking at You

  Sun’s out, hummingbirds are humming. . Then one stops, Stares. One eye Stares at me Staring at him. . He hovers, flicks away. What was his name? . Either Ruby-throated Hummingbird, or Nano AeroIvironment Spy Drone, . Which looks … Continue reading

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