Monthly Archives: March 2011

And a poem about Saturday

Prudence Still, empty streets. Tendrils of grey smoke wisp. Elsewhere a siren screams. And broken glass crashes. And then two large black vans loom past turning a corner. The bright day turns crisp. Rain spots my face. I walk a … Continue reading

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And tonight a love poem

Monsters Tiny velociraptors hunting mice scrape vicious claws inside my bedroom wall and you won’t answer when I try to call. Giant ground-walking moths grown fat on rice spilled in my kitchen cupboard flop around. And you ignore me, even … Continue reading

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There are so many reasons we march tomorrow

And today we mourn an anniversary. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire They fell a hundred feet, their hair ablaze, or fearing burning. They died all the same. Some were identified. Some had no name. Burned, choked or crushed. There are … Continue reading

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Tannhauser The story gets it wrong. It was not Love with whom the poet spent so many years who drove him out. He cried so many tears that men said he’d been cursed by God above. She lives on mountain … Continue reading

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Chair

I had a chair once. Cats had scratched its side. I pushed the stuffing back and stitched it up not all that neatly. Someone spilled a cup of coffee down its back. The chair was wide and comfortable though I’d … Continue reading

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My body is far older than my skin In lots of places, it’s gone way past sag I wish I thought my beauty was within. I know that vanity is called a sin I should be grateful that I’m not … Continue reading

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Again The window’s fogged. Outside, torrential rain. I know the streets we cross, have seen the cat that’s lying, staring from a fourth-floor flat bay window as we pass. The slowing train bounces on points. And I get down my … Continue reading

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smallship1 disagreed…

with my previous poem, and I wrote this in comments. The body and the mind are the two hands that weave the self between them, interplay a dialogue that may change day to day creates consistency. Self understands what neither … Continue reading

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I am currently reading my friend Robert Irwin’s excellent account of his involvement with Sufism and his conversion to his own quite idiosyncratic brand of Islam Memoirs of a Dervish and this came up almost fully-formed in my head as … Continue reading

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Belief You know the thing about which no one cares enough to even disagree with you. Your lover left, bored silly. Your cat too. Each night when you come home, you trudge upstairs Lie, with the fact half-warming you in … Continue reading

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