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    Haiku #72
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 In the western sky sunlit clouds sing to the night lovely red voices
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    Haiku #71
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 Is there no mirror to reflect this lonesome face will she remember
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    Haiku #70
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 Pink camellias mistaken for butterflies we meander home
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    Haiku #69
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 Beneath a low bridge asleep covered in kudzu will she awaken
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    Haiku #68
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 On her painted face lip sticks of purple and green pasted eyelashes
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    Haiku #67
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 Last week laughter came it had been a while sometimes curved moons are enough
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    Haiku #66
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 An image of mom beyond all reality in my looking glass
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    Haiku #65
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 A thin grey squirrel down the south bound power line outside my window
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    Haiku #64
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 She is drunk singing in a mysterious tongue slow dancing alone
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    Haiku #63
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 Rains blown from the west cross this river slanting east every window leaks
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    Haiku #62
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 Fear made her shun poor people with wounded limbs a redefined prison
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    Haiku #61
    Poems by Daniel Valdez | Oct 12, 2016 He sleeps on a wood bench behind his grandmothers store unrecognized

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Billy Reed is a poet who lives in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee. Billy has spent his entire life living in... Keep Reading

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Thoughts of Thanks

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    A thank you to women
    More lines from a thank you note... And thanks for quiet women who cook and sew and tend to ancient ones. thanks for silence lit alone by clock light; for rarely interrupted dream-free sleep. for neighbor ladies who wave from their porch. for energy infused from the great spirit amidst those moments of desperation when flight seems the only solution. thanks for flight as a solution. for Joan Baez. Many thanks.
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    Thanks for a thin tanned lady
    Thanks also for a thin tanned lady; and small girls who seek to ascend her garden’s gate. for a brown faced boy soon to travel alone
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    Thanks also for children sounds
    Thanks also for children sounds singing in laughter somewhere unseen. for an injured neighbor able to listen
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    Thanks also for a Mississippi house
    More lines from a thank you note... Thanks also for a Mississippi house, for each swing and slide and tree tied rope we raced to on arrival. Mostly thanks to her for each embrace, for teaching us to sing. For training us to become less afraid and how to make a karo pecan pie. Thanks for every story of cattle drives, of how daddy became the mule's master. Thanks for each cousin who came near to play. Thanks for a twisting road back to Memphis. Many thanks.
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    A thank you to the wild
    More lines from a thank you note... Thanks also... for dirt paths that disappear from the road thanks for uncut forest land and for every mite and stallion abiding there for steepness in hills and fields beyond where trees can grow for flat rock to lay upon beneath sun and moon and circles of stars inside the black night configured outside all imagination unchanged ever by issues of man thanks for the touch of bare feet against dirt a hand to shield sunshine from my eye for the feel of sun against my cheek thanks for a place to be even if in dream untouched by pavement and electronic signal thanks for geese in southern flight for sight to see them for breath Many thanks

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