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Out my window each night at the stars I would stare
‘Til the dawn lit the sky with its pastel fanfare
With the moon I would talk, her light in my hair
Her cratered eyes asked, Really why do you care

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Jack Spratt could eat no fat
My husband rolls his eyes
That lucky guy! For one day he should try
My litany of allergies out for size
No beef, no lamb, nor nuts at that
Some fruits are even in cahoots

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Wind wails, fraught with ice
White on gray the roiling bay
Gulls remain, silent

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Snow flurry at dawn Waxing gibbous new year’s moon Loon cries cold comfort ________________ Copyright Deborah McGlauflin, January 2012. All rights reserved.

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Accused of youth in wisdom lacking
My reply is simply asking

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Coming of age
Youth recedes with all its
Compelling purposes
What purpose now?

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All lovers know time’s not the same
When parting as when meeting
It speeds perversely to farewells
And crawls when wanted fleeting

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Remembering your hug
Flesh takes reluctant leave of ground
Bones resist the turbined tug

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Cold winds advance
Sweeping out the insect feast
Of one mind, birds lift from lakes and trees
Rising like a wintry yeast

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The mezzo mouser
twitches in sleep
Chasing squeaking tenors with gray tails
in a twilight opera

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