Monthly Archives: January 2020

More Poetry Criticism

I forgot melancholy How could I? I forgot wistfulness and mild unease And floating through a field of flowers I forgot to say that I dislike landscapes that mirror your interior thoughts I mean, be serious Landscapes don’t say much … Continue reading

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A Critical Review of a Poem

Please don’t gnash your teeth And write about the depths of your despair, your Everlasting sorrow Please spare me your adolescent plunge into literature And depressed solipsism I do not care about how anguished you are Nor does anyone else … Continue reading

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In Sickness II

When I don’t feel good I just keep going Even if I am slow or stupider Than usual. Like, today I went to a work-out class And used 10 pound weights instead of 12’s. When I tipped over trying to … Continue reading

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Words

This is what I was to my father: Lazy, boy-crazy, phony. And I must say I believed what he said His words were so heavy That it never occurred to me to Disbelieve. Even today Really every day I must … Continue reading

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While You Wait

If you wait for the perfect time to do That thing you were going to do That action you were planning, those words you thought to Speak, the steps you wanted to dance Hold on. Just stop pretending. You know … Continue reading

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Morning Ritual

This morning my legs hurt When I got out of bed and stood up They complained What? Using us again? Don’t you ever quit? Mostly my ankles and knees ached The moveable parts I suppose I hobbled into the kitchen … Continue reading

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Bath Time

When we built our house We decided to do without a Bathtub Silly to have a tub we said Boring Showers are all we need But a few years later our grandchild was born First, we washed the baby in … Continue reading

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In Sickness

My husband is in bed and it’s only afternoon. He is sick Coughing with a heavy dose of malaise He got up late and Shuffled around the house Looking forlorn In his underpants and socks Nobody is as miserable as … Continue reading

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Pet Your Life

I want a Maine coon cat so big I can hardly pick it up And two little dogs with pointy ears and A Polish chicken with funny head feathers I want a pony and a miniature donkey A platypus and … Continue reading

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Saga of a Friendship

I have a friend of Almost fifty years We are different in lots of ways But what we have in common is We like the exact same men But luckily not at the same time. It’s a little complicated. She … Continue reading

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