Category Archives: Poetry 1990-1995

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perigee 1992: 2012 revision

perigee 1992: 2012 revision.

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perigee 1992: 2012 revision

the moon is closer to her window than it has ever been, so she must open her arms in ritual embrace that honors the ancient ellipses binding planets & sun in their movements together. Closer, the moon moves her suddenly into rhythm … Continue reading

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Flea market

old glass fractures sun to rainbow splinters hot enough to scorch wood while mechanical birds call back and forth wound singing: neon parrots scarlet macaws ultramarine parakeets chained to the same song over and over, an old skipped record interrupting … Continue reading

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cold comfort

so many sinners loved this woman that his fists (heavy for such a small man) become iron cast to hammer words like coffin nails into this podium or through the palms of the god-become-man he loves so much it should … Continue reading

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Sunflower

My hands are peasant hands shaped to mold clay, knead dough. My feet are most beautiful stained dark purple flat feet made to walk wine from grapes or stomp barn dances. These legs carry a body made for children, widehipped … Continue reading

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It is dangerous to stray

It is dangerous to stray far from my own skin, world wrapped tight like bandages, smothering.  Still, I read newspapers: Stories of women scalding the devil out of children in anonymous bathrooms, bodies left torn and empty in ditches,  fields, … Continue reading

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