01 Apr Poem for a Friday

OUR NEIGHBORS' FORSYTHIAWe can't help but pity her, tamed as she is, shorn down to the stout yellow heart of herself. In other yards her sisters froth and spark, vivacious, effervescing beyond the chain- link. Out in the world it is April. Here by the door of apartment 1A she is pretty and safe...

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28 Mar On Miracles, #4: A Poem

POEM FOR EASTER SUNDAYI know the sun does not need convincing. I know we did not will it out of the cold today with our praying and singing, our shivering patience. I know that the sun was not waiting for us to say please before revealing the old perfection of its bright yolk. I...

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08 Feb On Love, #2: Do Family

From the outside, ours looks like a household of three. In truth it's closer to forty-three: one Mommy, one Mama, one toddler, and the many, many special stuffed animals and blankets that make up the "lovey crew."Like the people who live here, each lovey has...

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