Monthly Archives: June 2017

Looking West Across the Marsh, Late Afternoon

The herons are preliminary Scrawls, penciled faint against the sky, Most with their bodies tilted at forty-five Degrees to the imaginary Horizon at the vanishing point, Gliding in on barely discernible arcs; Two are turning and curling their wings In … Continue reading

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Lilacs Convulsed the Sea

Hello again, it’s been a while Since we walked that lonely mile Together to an empty beach Full of silences we couldn’t breach. The moon brimmed full—all promises Of love and lingering kisses And quiet mornings with words unsaid That … Continue reading

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The Spring Wind Cannot

Midnight in mid-June, Lilacs heavy in the air. I bare my neck now, But the spring wind cannot find All the places your lips touched.

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As the Sun Goes Down

Do not mistake these for slowness, Not a lazy evening near the ocean With the gentle-seeming stirring Amongst black strands of seaweed In shallows—for this is only the waves’ Awed whisper of the weight of the sea; Not the bank … Continue reading

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Looking for Lilacs

June 5—butter stays Hard on the table— I’d go looking for lilacs— If I could find my long johns

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