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Today

That perfect warm air that giddy feeling it happens every spring and you try to remember what it’s like Shoulders unhunch arms expand under just a t-shirt It isn’t hot yet You dimly remember or remember remembering some day before … Continue reading

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For Boston

My husband told me he has worked hard not to know what happened in Newtown. “You mean, six-year-olds?” “Yes. No. I know what happened. Don’t tell me any more.” I don’t blame him. I don’t blame myself for going on … Continue reading

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Body

Some things are hard to put into words things that happen in the body sex I don’t write erotica yoga I am not very spiritual working out This brings to mind things outside the body the silent subtitled TV’s around … Continue reading

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The deal

I don’t like the world Where I drive by Road kill And do nothing But avoid spreading it further. I do not stop and create A ceremony. I do my best to ignore It forget it. I don’t like this … Continue reading

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Salem

My ancestor Sarah Cloyce Crouched in her jail cell Remembering her sisters. Rebecca. Hung. Mary. Drowned. She herself faced drowning And wondered how it was when Mary’s lungs filled with water The air squeezed out Bubbles rising to the surface. … Continue reading

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Breath

Silent under water, above, legs rotoring. Twenty-five yards with no breath. Up for air, I hear voices ricochet off the slick tiles. Missing the silence I dive back down. A lover’s technique breath breath Flat on my back on the … Continue reading

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