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  • When she wakes, rigid

    January 17, 2017

    Stroke her hair, and rock.

    Open the curtain—show her the flashing,
    the bright erasures of light, the careening trees,
    that suffocation, apocalypse, another plummet
    down the stairs into…

  • Flurries

    January 13, 2017

    I first tasted snow when I was five.
    Frozen doilies, one after one, melted
    on my tongue, tingling as ice cream.

    When I was a teen on…

  • Earth Says

    December 11, 2016

    From foothills,

    Earth spreads bare toes
    into desert valley sand,
    smooths red-gold skirt over mountain lap,
    twists ribbons of morning mist and frost
    across yellow field grass.
    Come sit, Earth…

  • Seasons of Grief

    December 11, 2016

    Seasons of Grief

    Summer

                   binds my scar of ache
    with an embrace of shade.
    I pull it like a shroud
    over my head to veil
    my…

  • Fall

    November 13, 2016

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    the raspberry canes lie
    on the dry ground,
    the energetic clamor of August
    that drove their bearing
    now withered against
    the inexorable coming of October,
    and its golden insistence that…