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What Is New to Me Now, at 68

(Annual Greenfield Word Festival 2016) . What is new to me now, (don’t bother me with cell phones, legalized weed), . What is new to me now is constant war with no intervals of peace, What is new to me … Continue reading

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Many Doorsteps

That Doorstep That doorstep trips you up every time. Look down, the key is under the bucket. Look up, watch your head. Watch, don’t let the cat out. Look behind, or the screen door will hit you. Put your bag … Continue reading

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Time Does Not Repeat Itself

Oh no, time does not repeat itself, It spirals, perhaps, one turn reverberating on the others, But time does not repeat.   Nature’s variation is endless, Orderly, yet endless.   Everything done will be undone.   Everything undone waits for … Continue reading

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On the Porch

  Listen to the quiet between the passing cars. Listen to the quiet after the neighbors argue. . Feel the rough pod before you break open the milkweed. Rest before speaking. (Under the blister, soft skin is healing.) . Under … Continue reading

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What It Is

What a Tree Is “Beloved, gaze in thine own heart, The holy tree is growing there….” Yeats Nothing is just what it is. Look at that tree. See centuries of meaning on its bark, Put there by poets since cave … Continue reading

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Daily Kitchen Counter Love Notes

Part of “30 poems in November” fundraiser for The Center for New Americans (www.cna.com). Support them by clicking: http://www.razoo.com/story/poems-for-dollars. Thanks. J – At work –                      Sorry didn’t do dishes – … Continue reading

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Silence of the Snow

The silence of the snow crushes The silence when the freezer stops shocks The silence of that bird yearns The silence of those trees envelops The silence of our empty house crushes shocks yearns envelops The silence of your death … Continue reading

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