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When Frost Settles

I was born in the autumn And, though I hold no wishes Nor illusions of rebirth, I do like to wake early On these days when frost settles Heavy and white on the grass In the morning with the geese … Continue reading

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Spin

Whenever light is dim, there is always The sound of crows confabulating. Mornings are different from evenings only By old accidents of spin direction. If all atoms were of reverse polarity, The soles of our shoes would still grow thinner. … Continue reading

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Someday

Someday the persistent illusion I suffer— that an I exists—will cease to exist.

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Two Tankas in July The dunes open here A river’s expectant mouth Warm tongue unfurling Into the heat of the day Fresh water frenches the sea —- Full moon sinking slow Over the west river’s marsh Light leaking softly To … 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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