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8533

Love Poem 18

LOVE POEM 18 Today is a good day for selling red roses & hearts filed with chocolates One of the few days when even poetry is acceptable Love may not make the
sstoth0
Feb 22
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8531

Big Game

BIG GAME How come nobody told me I was running for president until after the election was over? I would have stuck my head out of an electric socket & given a
sstoth0
Feb 7
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8529

Briefly

BRIEFLY Loads of lightning Tons of thunder Very little rain Now you come for me Zeroing in on nothing The planet is warming The ice is melting The seas are
sstoth0
Nov 15, 2016
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8528

Survivor's Guilt

SURVIVOR’S GUILT What is it about death that fascinates us so? The Greeks had the theater & sometimes an actor would play a death scene But nobody actually
sstoth0
Oct 24, 2016
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8527

Survivor's Guilt

SURVIVOR’S GUILT What is it about death that fascinates us so? The Greeks had the theater & sometimes an actor would play a death scene But nobody actually
sstoth0
Oct 24, 2016
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8526

Free Verse

FREE VERSE How long can you go on writing poetry after you’ve seen all the shootings bombings & violence? Poetry is escapist fare that can’t get serious
sstoth0
Jul 8, 2016
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8525

Capsized

CAPSIZED Pushing our cart loaded with groceries we notice the wind is picking up When I hear a gust coming through the trees I bow my head in its direction So
sstoth0
Jun 10, 2016
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8524

love poem 17

LOVE POEM 17 Hand in hand we go walking Thanks to you we’re in the zone Love is making us beautiful A swarm of cells & each one is in love with you You lit
sstoth0
Feb 14, 2016
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8523

The Sane One

THE SANE ONE What used to be paranoid is now everyday reality What used to make us shudder now only makes us shrug Like crash test dummies taking a break
sstoth0
Feb 11, 2016
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8522

Only Appear

ONLY APPEAR I never dreamed I’d live so long The hunt is always better than the kill Cry of the predator Song of the prey Safe as a fish in the talons of an
sstoth0
Dec 11, 2015
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8521

Never Know

NEVER KNOW Sitting on an orange bench Taking in the ocean When just to our left comes first a small bird That appears to be a pied-billed grebe Looking like a
sstoth0
Oct 9, 2015
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8520

Drought Poem

DROUGHT POEM I don’t mean to sound alarmist but I am alarmed What if the aquifers become as empty as the reservoirs? What used to be bottom muck now looks
sstoth0
Sep 20, 2015
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8518

Fire with a Name

FIRE WITH A NAME My neighbor who always sleeps with a window open closed all his windows last night Too much wood smoke blowing in from Gasquet Isn’t there
sstoth0
Sep 2, 2015
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8516

Rash Decision

RASH DECISION It seemed like a hot enough day so I told my mother I thought I’d go swimming in the river above the dam She asked me not to go She said it was
sstoth0
Aug 8, 2015
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8514

Tear me away

TEAR ME AWAY No one is looking So no one will tell As the alive to the living speak Every morning I awake with a new target painted on my back After the storm
sstoth0
Jun 29, 2015
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