Tag Archives: Poetry free verse

XX

XX:  No, not the rating for porn flicks, or a row of kisses on a love letter– the chromosome that divides us as a species into 2 rough halves. I don’t want to say female, I don’t want to say woman, … Continue reading

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Lois (Alzheimer poem #6): How to write an S

the kitchen table was our battleground: if I could read at 2 then surely I could create an “S” at 3, she said & I shaped them backwards or slumped them along lined paper sideways, like snakes trying wildly to … Continue reading

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earth women

for Nancy Yes, we fight & love our men with a vengeance it is because we know the slow passage of silent rivers moving underground deeper still the volcanic pulse of molten gold & iron the spin of the planet … Continue reading

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my sister’s ghost

Twice I saw her in dreams; the first time I carried her weightless in a basket on my back. No one saw her but me, & she wrapped her arms around my neck & murmured in my ear how to … Continue reading

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Cultural Graffiti

****This is an old, old poem I am revising, as I believe it still has relevance today.  This does have strong language in it (I use a word in here I have never said–ever, and I don’t read this one … Continue reading

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Lois (Alzheimer poem #5): Symmetry

when my daughter was new she had hair to her shoulders. I was afraid to wash it– everything about her so small, so breakable & my mother would come over after work to wash her hair. Later, I did the … Continue reading

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04/28/2012

for too long I have been politely silent it is now my season for shouting

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