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On Hills, Time

I have seen the moon become an ear pressed To the sky, white, cold, listening for you. Yesterday on hills time has worn low The grass was grey and stiff with morning frost. Soon November rain will fall again. The … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of the Sun (for Lee Clarke)

There are these autumn days when The potatoes wait, pale in The wet ground, while slow rain beads On the digger sitting silent. The kitchen, too, is quiet. Only an occasional crack From pine or spruce in the stove. There’s … Continue reading

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Of Asters and Obstinacy

There is in long solitude A kind of sheer obstinacy Often mistaken for purpose. It falls in gauzy folds over The lives of itinerant poets, Of hermits, of holy men And other sociopaths— It veils whether they kneel In seclusion … Continue reading

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Smoky Meatloaf (after a Migraine)

I created this dish today because last night I had a migraine for first time in at least a year, and today I woke up famished. Nothing I could eat immediately appealed to me, though. I looked in the fridge, … Continue reading

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Blood and Flesh and Gentleness

I went into the woods alone. I listened to the crows. They told me love was never stone, That blood and flesh and gentleness Were all to be condoned. The moon swung her heavy head Around in a woozy nod; … Continue reading

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September Walk

Goddam fall again. Look how fucking butterflies Flit in the meadows. With every beat their wings shed Yellow, wither the tall grass.

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Late August

I can’t show you where Hillsides will bruise with asters. You are far away. A yellow moon rappels down The sky, heavy and silent.

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