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Moving Over Christmas Break

We moved into the place next door It’s a mirror reflection of the old place The windows, the closets, the mail drop, The heat vents They’re all backwards now The sun shines through the...

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The Arch Nemesis in Three Parts

Part one: 11 years old There is a girl. She is not real. She does not grow. She is always mourning her mother face down, sobbing into her bedspread while I sit on the...

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Dress

  It had been wrinkled and awkward for more than eight years in the bottom of a chest. Once in a while she would peek down underneath the others just to see if she...

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After the Surgery

My yellow teacup children in an afternoon window, Their names were a favorite pastime. My Olives and Stars were put away but not as carefully or as quietly as I would have liked. Try...

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Ekphrasis: The sister arts of painting and poetry

On “Flaming June” by Frederic Leighton Sleeping in a corner at noon on a bench Too small to stretch her full 5’11” Her full figure I warm my hands quietly up close To the...

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A Blue Kite, or Yellow

Once, and a big fat why will pass before I am no longer my allergic me. I am the blue body, dyed the hue of our crummy old couch cry- ing to be replaced....

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Sips

the best view of the sunset is here in the parking lot the sky a mystical light of change if I were to walk to the store just for a sunset and some Fruitjets...

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Rapunzel’s room

If I got to live in a high, high tower in a black forest and away from backyard fantasy I would have round pink walls and round red pillows silk everywhere and would cut...

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On Breaking Men and Glassware

There were six in all: Little globe drinking glasses I bought at the thrift store Crystal and matching Each brushed with blue Close to the base Faded as if washed too many times I...

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My first sonnet

at Portage Glacier Alaska was always an eternal word to me. empty, cold as an opal ocean’s surface. and dad held the world in his fingertips there. he could point and dim horizons lit...