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Hard to watch her
wan and wasting away
to see her grip slip
Hard to hear
her rattles and wheezes

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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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Seared by bombs and shootings
Left fewer and bereft, keening in the rubble

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Here’s the first poem I fell in love with and the one I want to share with you here on National Poem in Your Pocket Day. Enjoy! To Make a Prairie by Emily Dickinson (1755) To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee. And revery. The revery […]

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Softening the blow with murmured regret
The dentist intones what my tongue already knows
“That tooth needs a crown, and soon.”
Blast! There goes the new refrigerator!
Carried off by waves of why this and why me and why now
The tooth’s simple pain recedes, nearly forgotten
Buried under fast-laid sediments of self-pity and indignation

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Memory treads the needled bed beneath cathedral pines
How towering deep the pillowed hush

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