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First Winter

So there we were Karl and me and the baby Katy Not such a baby, four years old. We Moved into a shack on Brookfield Pond With our dog Benjamin, the cat Teeda And four geese. All citified except for … Continue reading

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Parsingmonious

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 don’t care about how anguished you are Nor does anyone else Even … Continue reading

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Clarity

If you ask me what I like I will tell you with clarity I like the right word for the job I know you’re supposed to wrestle with meanings Work things out in your head using literary knowledge and skills … Continue reading

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What Makes Me Cry

This thing that makes me cry is When two people who love each other Grow old And still love each other When they were young they had smooth bodies and big smiles They danced and had babies and went to … Continue reading

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Mouse Life

I’d just as soon be a mouse In this world Squeaking my heart out Little bullet body Chippy tail Bright hungry eyes I’d just as soon live in the walls of this life Unseen ghost mouse with the run of … Continue reading

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Urning Your Love 2

Love, death, and what was the third thing? Or did I just dream A more multi-faceted philosophy. After all I graduated top of my class Having learned about love and death And maybe that other thing Which I cannot now … Continue reading

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Isolation Hair

As more time passes I am developing an advanced case of Cockatoo hair. It’s sticking straight up on top I mean I could tie a bow around it Which would look ridiculous on a grannie. Or I could wear a … Continue reading

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