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RWP NaPoWriMo/Poetic Asides Day 15

This night’s canopy unveils her verbal portrait untainted by a heavy air. Delicate secret thawing softens hard, cold mantle from within. Earth alone smiles in reflection, ripples meaning. Parallel toes in sand, just like the first time, baking them into … Continue reading

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RWP NaPoWriMo/Poetic Asides Day 14

                                    safe island                      inhabiting those  thoughts are safe islands, deep waters, thrashing with life  discerning havens even              salmon seek to spawn  amidst this night’s storm [This is a cleave poem.  Simple instructions are:  read the left side, read the right side, then read them … Continue reading

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RWP NaPoWriMo/Poetic Asides Day 13

Poem Starting with a Line from Norman Dubie Worlds are being told like beads around some divine neck,      the pearls of commerce      and subjugation of species Each a faceted gem–      precious           blue diamonds standard commerce for a loaf of bread … Continue reading

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RWP NaPoWriMo/Poetic Asides Day 12

Shrouded Revel When Sorrow waltzed the midnight masquerade I watched her glitter fiercely. Could a star, no, a sun, not pale compared to silver and saffron? Stop my doubts and gird life for courage–I request a dance. “Death is next,” her card … Continue reading

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RWP NaPoWriMo/Poetic Asides Day 11

The Last Meal I’m so sorry. I promised it would be just the two of us. In my defense, you know how he is– you alone is never enough. He insisted on having his favorites. If it had been you … Continue reading

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