RANDOM REASONS

  I live in a country where people say thank you to the drivers of busses- honestly. In the mornings, on school runs and city excursions, a country where people say thank you to the drivers of busses, even at middle door exits where they’ll nod, all the same, to the front, to the driver […]

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STILL STANDING, day 21 of A Month with Yeats

  Day 21 for Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats and today’s quote is: ‘…by water among the trees the delicate-stepping stag and his lady sigh’ —W.B. Yeats My poem is called STILL STANDING   Stag standing where the river still ripples, where the wind still whips the waves, where the trees still twist and […]

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SOMETHING MORE

If I asked you would you sever the skin from your body             layer by layer and blanket me in your living flesh? Maybe the nights would feel warmer. If I asked you would you bleed the blood from your body             value from veins […]

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HUMANITY IS HURTING

  and the lullaby left us… and the stars that we wished upon sank with the souls that had been set upon and humanity is hurting, is drowning in tears and treachery and terrorism becomes the term that clears us of all accountability civility responsibility and we have lost the garden and its graces and […]

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WE TOOK THE EARTH

  The states have shifted subtle shifts         sudden shifts not so subtle warnings, the ground is unsteady tiny trembles           threatening trembles not so steady warnings, the flowers are blooming out of season                             […]

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