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Poem
Apr.29.2013
The Cancer Poetry Project 2 (2013)
  Our orange cat, Scout, too old to hunt, sits in the sun, watches birds at the feeder. Brown towhees ignore her.   Some days I lose my words and my vision blurs.  I am watching bright yellow tulips unfolding, like a loose woman with her arms outstretched petals limp with opening.   My hand, bumpy with skin cancers, shakes from an unconscious...
Poem
Apr.18.2013
Nimrod 2013
  For Caleb and Demian                                            "Trouve avant de chercher"--  P. Valery       ...
Poem
Apr.01.2013
Here and Now
Hold Me Out the window the land falls away into graybay and boats with furled sails,a foggy winter's day on the Mendocino Coast.And then, just flushed from love making,all red in your plum-like soul,you ask, still wet and glistening,if I love you. Side by side, our bodies still touch.Kelp beds are bobbing in the surf,and for a long moment afterwardsI slip back...
Poem
Apr.01.2013
Here and Now
Women In the back of a carsince you ask,the air already staleand where I first learnedhumility. Sometimes    I think the wayof all women is to surroundyou with feeling secure.     Because of the one who holdsa new, other world within heronly waiting to be born:     because of the young menand the wars...
Mar.22.2013
Penumbra
Lost in the shuffle the present seems far away, like the whisper of tires in the rain, like the voice of whippoorwill summers past, like the light of stars gone dead but still shining in this incipient night. The timer above the stove will soon stop, its green glow go red, will chime twice and go silent. There is no intent, the Buddha’s moon-faced mask will...