Tag Archives: murder

Mangoes

Unripe fruit hangs heavy on these branches untouchable and bitter as tears in a throat, unswallowed. Still, the sun kisses what can never be sweet and will never seed anything but anger, forests of it. Advertisements

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For Stephanie

You loved children. You taught vacation bible school in the summers. You worked on the church nativity scenes, but what I want to know what I need to know is that, just once and maybe more than once you opened … Continue reading

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vengeance movies nonwithstanding

  i want to write poetry about chrysanthemums licking yellow & bronze along sidewalks, & rivaling leaves in their burn or how my creek, frosted clear now from algae carries those leaves in fleets of color into that great lake, … Continue reading

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baby teeth

I saw a picture of her, laughing mouth full of baby teeth & another where she bends flower stems low enough to reach her nose she was five ready to start school in 2 weeks until they found her yesterday morning … Continue reading

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Shinwari

She squats, entombed already inside that burka, gray linen worn as the stones and soil beneath her flat sandals stares into the treeline, past it her end playing out away from that greenness and silent, meeting it but she is not … Continue reading

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firecrackers

around midnight someone heard 2 pops loud but innocent like firecrackers but today 1 young woman is dead and another struggles through heartbeat and breath to not join her lover there my thoughts float to hate crimes and labeling but … Continue reading

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