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Soft basket (edit 2)

A basket slung over my shoulder by leather straps, its belly shaped like a plum, wove of three kinds of grass — thick-striped — holds a stone, a shadow-self that comes and goes, places where I touch the ground, a … Continue reading

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Simple (edit 2)

I’m simple in your hands — black ink on paper, supergirl in skintight garb. Your pen? A knife that finds my comic heart.

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Clouds, like Toledo (edit 2)

Riding south on the Major Deegan, across the river, a mile below the George Washington Bridge, see?  The tower, bluffs and an island of tree-covered hills. And today, sun-painted faces of rows of fast- moving, sullen clouds — like El … Continue reading

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Prescriptive (edit 2)

If happiness is honey, tickly-thick enough to make you choke, if happiness is wine, a smooth swallow and a short-lived high, if you’re defended against joy, and now you’re breathing faint for want of it, the remedy is to take … Continue reading

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Like a fall of earth (edit 2)

Like a fall of earth in a tiny cave —
a beetle’s home — or fine sweet rain
on pinnate leaves…
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It’s raining in New York (edit 2)

under clouds
rain slides
to the moving earth

With a collapsible umbrella pushed into a pocket of my raincoat, I walk through northern Manhattan along streets cleaned to black by downpours and street-sweeper machines… Continue reading

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Inside the fog (edit 2)

Inside the fog,
trees have used
the space to weave
a shadow-woods… Continue reading

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Mood indigo (edit 2)

In this quiet place where
lake slides over shore or
shore’s hands reach into lake,
rain surprises,
beating grass into reed and water-hyacinth… Continue reading

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