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ESURIENCE, or THE FEAST

    I was ravenous. Insatiably so. So I ate the House again. The cedar shakes, warped shutters. Then the window and screens—spitting out glass.   The doors gave me piercing cramps, but I soldiered on. Eating the sandpaper roof … Continue reading

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PAINTING THE RAIN

I left my assortment of pens and markers in the rain again. Now everything I write and touch is softer, more fluid, more beautiful, less defined.   The things I painstakingly named of late have already become something else—defying porous … Continue reading

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LIFELINE[S]

The oak leaves have relinquished to wind—into piles of odd, crinkled hands of some creature that has multiplied our paths. We walk through them, crunching the brown ones to know we are here. After all that has happened. What no … Continue reading

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from HOURGLASS STUDIES

VI 1. Nasturtium trumpets, faded goldfish, tumble down and chaos becomes a favorite word in the house where entropy refracts company. 2. Autumn crumpled into a paper ball unfolded in candlelight impatiently: The gardeners are tired and dream of winter. … Continue reading

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AUGUST VILLANELLE – VARIABLES

I wake to sleep and sleep to wake waking thus seizing that ceasing night’s film      cascade — micro bits        orchestrated without sound    —  [Why is there no sound in sleep, no over-arching score – in the façade of being there … Continue reading

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AUGUST TAKES THE SUN

inch by inch backwards still inchworm green potato vine spilling the patina-ed urn cracked by last winter perfunctorily glued. The lilac and white butterfly spears beckon the pair of yellow finches and sleepy queen bee taken down by torrential rainfall. … Continue reading

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IMPERATIVE[S]

Proclaim WARRIOR Status. Pluck the dead day lilies. The goldfish orange ones, crumpled, and still wet with death. Press down hard when you sign the document for the multiple-color copies. [No. We’re sorry. No e-sign–and extra postage will be required.] … Continue reading

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CHINESE BOXES

I am time boxing–slating the hour, unit, segments, arcs, triangles, angles, parallelograms, fractals, Mobius strips, spheres. There is just so much to do. You know. Infinite syntaxes–Chinese boxes. The intricate novel-quilt, Jacob’s magical cloak invented and upended to lead a … Continue reading

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SWEEPING AGAIN

Lost, this. Lost, thus. Goddess of sleep descends. Stream-of-consciousness wages a feeble war to defy her armor. Her edges pull down A tent for the now-superior stupor. The brain—an organ of electro-chemical relationships, toxic or devoid. Transactions missing syn- apses, useless … Continue reading

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SATIN LIGHT

Early mornings with café con leche in the Poetry Garden with an assortment of titled notebooks and markers and pens. (Some are permanent. Some with blur in the rain when I forget to fetch them before sudden rainstorm.) Before the … Continue reading

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