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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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    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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    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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    A thank you to the sounds
    More lines from a thank you note... Thanks also for the sounds of children singing in laughter some where unseen. For an injured neighbor able to listen and two silent cats tentative and still. Thanks for soft sunlight and memory of rain for memory of mother alone in her yard. Thanks for a beloved brown shawl sometimes around my shoulder in deepest night. Thanks for radiant musicians. for those who dance the night away. Many thanks,
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    Thanks for breeze stirred ginkgo leaves
    Thanks again for breeze stirred ginkgo leaves adrift in silence to the sunlit sidewalk; and for a yellow lawn. for twin cousins

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