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Poetry

  • Prayer- After George Herbert

    February 12, 2018

    The dripping faucet;
    a mouse that burrows into an abandoned
    house; the readiness with which blood
    spills; the declawed cat
    scratching the armchair;

    crocuses bowing their heads
    under snow; a…

  • Kippur

    January 24, 2018

    Tonight,
    after the fury had settled,
    I went out into the contradiction
    of light darkness,
    the snow and the night
    both newly fallen.

    And as I took my shovel
    and…

  • In The Bleak

    January 15, 2018

    In the bleak
    Midwinter, we do our
    dishes, and our
    laundry, pray to our god,
    and wait patiently for the arrival
    of the new sun. Our ancestors sat
    beside their…

  • Hairdos and Don’ts

    January 15, 2018

    She would have me kneel in front of her,
    asking please hold still, while she yanked the brush
    through my hair. I’d sit and stare or…

  • Prodigal Son

    December 11, 2017

    After he let smooth the knotted calluses that rode the ridge
    of his palm from slinging twine-bound hay onto the stacks
    beneath the shed, then rolling…