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Iamb-ivalent

I like the way the rhythm sounds, the way the stresses make their rounds. These scattered phrases have their beat, but still they trip on their own feet. Iamb a poet without a cause, a rebel p(r)oser who’ll take a … Continue reading

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Resonance

.. Sound is the lull -aby. Noise is the alarm. Sound is the hum of sky. Noise is the storm. Sound is the strum of blue. Noise bleeds red through and through. Noise is the cough of Venus or Mars. … Continue reading

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Definition of Home

.. Allow me to illustrate with colored pencils and chalk, fingerprint hieroglyphics on sliding glass. Things get spilled – milk, tears, songs. We don’t always know all the words, but we’ve gotten very good at humming. Olive green couch, about … Continue reading

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Local Color

.. Fling green everywhere you go and throw a little in digo in, too. Azure tide, alpine blue, free spirit; let’s gather-spatter wandering willow, fancy flirt, frag -rant cloves. Dunk your hungry hands in and finger-paint this sky in all … Continue reading

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clawed feet

{a standoff with the crimson chair in the corner of granny’s parlor} . have a seat, it beckons. but i am not fooled. the devil has sat there, i am sure of it. i can still see the outline of … Continue reading

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this just in

. {come, lie on my couch awhile, and i’ll tell you a story…} . i just sneezed 13 times! with a hiccup in between! did you know that nothing rhymes with orange, or tangerine? the sky is falling! the earth … Continue reading

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A Preposition Proposition

.. All aboard the sun -shine express, an about -face ride across the sky. After you’ve arrived, you’ll rail against the light along the other side. Amid the shine and among the fray, you’ll (anti)-trend around the bend, as clouds … Continue reading

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beg and bartered glow

open sesame that moon, she’s posing as a bowl of milk, the open -ing rind of a sweet can’t -aloupe, arresting of tongue but stilted and squat in its own lack of light. familiar, this. mercy flowing, served up among … Continue reading

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making lemonade

… there’s a mellow lemon melon yellow sun rising in this stubborn sky, ………and i have but a few hours to live and breathe in indigo. we’ll fortify our stands, add more sugar; charge a dollar for a cup of … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Blue

.. In 1986, it was eye shadow. mascara. Liner. All in various shades of Electric Boogaloo Blue. We’d paint our changing faces under an AquaNet fog, clog our pores with Cover Girl because Christie Brinkley said so. Today I know … Continue reading

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