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Two Poems: If We Woke Up One Morning / Blue Circles

  IF WE WOKE UP ONE MORNING If we woke up one morning to findwe didn’t exist would the fast be abrogated? Or be more completely fulfilled? If we were avague fractal outline among mountain crags or mounded clouds or … Continue reading

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Poem: Ramadan’s Flame Hoops

OK let’s get this straight — Who wants to fast really? Put the body through drought’sgrinding chains? Not reach for the plum or the chocolatebonbon? When we see a Chinese contortionist andthink how can she put her head onto her … Continue reading

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Poem: 31 / What Fire Prevented

This narrative poem was written in hospital during a chemo session, contemplating God’s sending a perceived “calamity” that might be, in fact, heading off a worse one. Gratitude for every state we find ourselves in, in every condition, is the … Continue reading

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Poem: 25 / The Rowers

The rowers of the big boats had no letup The trapeze artist has to catch his mate for once in midair it’s too late to be elsewhere A mortal born must go on until there’s no more going on then … Continue reading

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Poem: Because

Because he began as a baby and will end as an old man because the rose has a stem and isn’t all the way rose because the looming building casts a long shadow the squat building a short and we … Continue reading

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2 Poems: If We Woke Up One Morning / Blue Circles

IF WE WOKE UP ONE MORNING If we woke up one morning to find we didn’t exist would the fast be abrogated? Or be more completely fulfilled? If we were a vague fractal outline among mountain crags or mounded clouds … Continue reading

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