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April 26. Poetry Challenge. Interior Landscapes

If you never have anything you don’t know what there was to lose… my children know, though they do as they most surely knew love and warm dinners and cracked smiles and laughter as long as the days grown wild … Continue reading

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April 18 Poetry Challenge The Daughter Land Map

The Daughter Land Map It shows everything and nothing the terrain steep–so much to climb through in hardly enough space to breathe there are rocks and cliffs and a river somewhere on a distant valley floor. Did I bring the … Continue reading

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April 17 Poetry Challenge Requiem for an Ending

We meet in my office alone not too long, just long enough there are children to discuss and the taxi-ing of children to various places to various things i do not hate him if i can look at him, his … Continue reading

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April 11 Poetry Challenge Daughter Land, Part 3

We are all lied to, my love mostly by ourselves we tell ourselves stories in which to wallow in which to cave in which to concede that is how we found ourselves today you with an unfinished assignment me with … Continue reading

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April 10 Poetry Challenge Daughterland, Part 2

” We have been wounded by it (giving)” –Alberto Rios Giving: What it Takes My car door slammer, my you-don’t-get-it-you’re-too-old, my you-should-be-home-making-cookies my you-promised-me-you-guys-wouldn’t-split-till-i-was-out-of-the-house My Daughter. Full of intensity and scowl Full of cat eyes and hoop earrings Looking for … Continue reading

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April 9 Poetry Challenge Poetry Is

Poetry is Possibility: Memoir-izing the day and Dwelling in the senses of the aftermath of living this moment to the next. This idea that words mean something new when arranged differently specifically on a page.

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April 4 Poetry Challenge Holding on to Joy

Holding on to Joy No, no, no– Nuh-uh. In this moment. This singular moment when my heart is singing when my mind is made up of everything I can give— When my voice has found an ear and my ear … Continue reading

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April 2 Poetry Challenge: Lassen Yard

Lassen Yard My Mondays are full up now with men in (a different kind of) blue Swapping words & stories about the outside the barbed wire world my someday writers my pen stealers I look forward to the long drive … Continue reading

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30 Poems in 30 days

Yay! It’s national poetry month! Here’s my first offering of the month. A Tanka for Easter We sit on the couch before twilight–a Sunday of drives, of history, of lock eyed hunger and thoughts ever drifting, ever new.

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Poem 1: My Daughter & Sei Shonagon

Sometimes I make lists she tells me when I don’t know what to say Sometimes I hate my words once they are on paper I think why are they so not what I meant? My daughter is 8 and she … Continue reading

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