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An unfortunate accident

Your wobbly letters on the little jars, The i’s like lollypops, the g’s like smiles, From your younger self alert the nose: This one cumin, that one coriander, Saffron, sumac, cardamom, paprika– No, that’s cayenne, dad! –Lighthearted warning To which … Continue reading

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Cheap poetry, September 26–October 2

From his hands a melody unfolds That flits like butterflies through hastening crowd Seeking stillness on which to alight. Summer’s fire sags like an overripe peach And bursting on October’s horizon, splatters Cool evening across the sky.

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Cheap poetry, September 19–25

Words tumble over, clumping, clinging, To roasting pans, potato ricers, caught in the nap Of soft carpet, leaving me Speechless. Dawn opens slowly, with fog-cooled ardor: At the hinge of the day, you have to push harder.

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Cheap poetry: A manifesto

Last Monday was my daughter’s birthday, and the Birthday Troll came again this year, in the night, to steal her presents, hide them in the woods, and leave riddles as clues to their whereabouts. He’s like Santa Claus for curmudgeons, … Continue reading

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