Daily Archives: April 13, 2015

Confession Poem PAD April 13th, 2015

Demeter’s Confession The cypress trees protect the wall from wind that pushes with both arms. The dust, a sprite, who whisks a layer on the table, tiles, and bench, removes the leaves from beds where sprouts are poking through the … Continue reading

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Damage Poem PAD April 12th, 2015

Prepared She slices through skin, her wrist immobile, hand turned upward, blood runs black from iron, drops stain towels that soak up her youth. Ghost at love, shy in school, pain released by pain that numbs her pain––– a cycle … Continue reading

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Season Poem PAD April 11, 2015

Melodies A leaf unfurls its citron flag. Jays trumpet notes–– jazz tunes echo. Sparrows weave their nests of stray dog hair and threads. Beaks emerge first, then wings. Leaves skitter across lawns, scampering to safety from pursuing gusts. A warped … Continue reading

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Dare Poem PAD April 8th, 2015

I Dare You It started on the slopes at the crest of the black diamond hill. My empty stomach rumbled, I heard the skiers hit the ice and scrape their edges, carving into hard-packed snow, but I could not move … Continue reading

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Things Are Not As They Appear Poem April 6th, 2015

Garden Cleanup     The rosemary died this winter, its woody stems peeled, stalks broken, brown needles scattered underneath moldy oak leaves.   Shovel and pruners in hand, I alternate between trimming and removing the herbs–– like tender wind-worn bonsais. … Continue reading

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