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“Morning Norther”

The wind trees up, driving a pile of mischief, rousing leaf rabble and a scramble of squirrels. Pelting rain drop-kicks the sink window pane. Water’s kettled, coffee’s ground, but it’s a storm that’s brewing. God’s baby Jesus rattle claps, His … Continue reading

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“For Her”

(1) You are the Pole I turn around, My needle’s North, the shade I seek On a hot day. You are the ground I grow in, stamina I lack. Remember snow that caked the “Roost”? The box of bubbly you … Continue reading

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The Alien Parade

The largest exoplanet ever found Is quite a marvel where marvels abound. Theory holds it cannot be, they say, But sometimes theory doesn’t have its way. It is a type of planet they call puffy That orbits its parent in … Continue reading

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The System

This is the SYSTEM the FATHERS built. These are the COURTS that rule in the SYSTEM the FATHERS built. These are the JUDGES who bench the COURTS that rule in the SYSTEM the FATHERS built. This is the PREZ who … Continue reading

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Best Wishes, Rita Dove

Well, my mama didn’t raise a bean counter. I have better things to do — like trying to sit down and write a good poem, for example. (Rita Dove) I have high hopes for the sitting- Down part of your enterprise. … Continue reading

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Purloining from Poe

“You might have spared yourself this trouble,” said Dupin. “D***, I presume, is not altogether a fool, and, if not, must have anticipated these waylayings, as a matter of course.” “Not altogether a fool,” said G***, “But then he’s a … Continue reading

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They Spy With Their Little Eye

The exoplanet Kepler-twenty-two-B Has temperatures designed for you and me. (“What is an exoplanet?” you might say. It’s one outside our system, far away.) Pools of liquid water could exist there, So life just might be able to subsist there. … Continue reading

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