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Bad Recipe

Cooking when you are anxious And distracted Is a recipe for failure I have proof in my oven Right this minute and Don’t want to peer another second Through the oven window At the spreading pool of batter Dripping onto … Continue reading

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I’m Going to End it All

Not Never My father-in-law shot himself I wasn’t right there Just in the same town He left a business-like note Covered the basement floor with a plastic sheet Stood in the center My husband found him When he went for … Continue reading

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7 Deadly Sins

I was hallowed by heat, can’t beat that lustful desire to swallow love whole feed me more, I implore a glutton knows no less, but let it be a lesson to you there is no forgiveness greed comes from flagrant … Continue reading

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Regret Me

This is what I am, what I want bird bones and feathers the calling of wrens a  cage swinging wild in the storm filled with crows. When mourners come singing their sorrow I sing back wind whistling through the teeth … Continue reading

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Rain Cometh

It’s coming down hard After two weeks of dry scraping weather where Grass turned to wheat stalks Flowers toppled with thirst and Even the weeds looked bad. Today rain daps and ripples the lake Plays fast taps on the porch … Continue reading

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Hunting Season

Every fall hunters come to shoot ducks The hunters set up little houses on the lake Supposed to look like flotsam Random confluences of twigs and brambles through which They stick the ends of their rifles The ducks ignore these … Continue reading

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Things Unsaid

vultures have a bad name carrion eaters, scavengers and so on my mother-in-law with dementia used to say and so on when she could not remember something or articulate details and needed you to fill in the blanks she’d say … Continue reading

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Good News

There is nothing better than A good dog, a fat cat and a baby I didn’t find out until lately That you could have all three At the same time Now I am contemplating adding A guinea pig.

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Home Improvement

I made my husband Prove his love In a million ways I said It is fine with me if you have sex with someone A very good idea, I insisted Then I left him alone with a woman Who he … Continue reading

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Self Defensive

I woke up one day scared Here I am, old lady End of a dirt road Don’t know karate Kitchen knives are dull Neighbor is deaf Cat is a coward So I said to my husband I want a gun … Continue reading

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