Jimmy

Jimmy

Do you see him on cold mornings walking from the woods? How he stumbles slowly; drifting behind the old trolley station; where he remains for a while; only to emerge, still disheveled but washed and in a sun dried shirt. Do you remember him before he went to war? When...
My Song

My Song

Thank you for holding me For displacing fright from deep within me For putting to flight the causes for desperation I do not understand this sense of beauty you bring me And have no wish to know save gratitude Even if I am in your midst always will I desire you Always...
Again In My Dream

Again In My Dream

Last night in my dream I saw my brother he has “reached the far side”. In dream though, as always, he showed a precious smile; as when he scores at par. I felt recognized and asked about his game; he gently asked for mine. Then spoke his own. “I play...
An Emigrant

An Emigrant

A young emigrant whose passage brought indenture years bent in labor who gave her precious grandson to fight for independence Sleeps beneath a stone committed to her sacred honor from within that place a spirit of freedom flows ‘open your arms let them...
On Awakening

On Awakening

A brown rose pulled in gleaning; Food on simple plates, red floor tile end on end. A boy and a dog enter from the garden, The boy laden with tomatoes and watermelon Sits beside his dog. They clean their plates. Backs to a fenced yard they move. The boy walks on to...
Taking Two Roses

Taking Two Roses

I sit and breathe peace My meditations manifest the dawn. Then from unobserved places The hideous demon dread descends Spraying out its paralyzing poison Consuming every moment And making dead my desire to breathe Making silent my hope It was as if my enemy Was an...

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