April 2018

Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month.

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Sentences Make Sense Sentence–one unit of thought after another lining up across the page in the book I’m reading at 3:00 a.m. The doctor sees a black dot, macular degeneration, beginning in the middle of my left retina, a black hole growing larger until the meaning of the sentence is sucked into its vortex, gone […]

Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month.

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Heliotropism Yesterday I drove by fields of sunflowers, their happy faces tracking the constant sun. All day, the stems, the east-facing halves, grow and lengthen, bending their flower heads in time with the westward-moving light. All night, their west sides grow, oscillating their heavy yellow faces back. I envy the surety of sunflowers. Their nights […]

Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month

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Broken Wings Dying of a broken heart. There’s something romantic about loving a person so much that you can’t live anymore once they’re gone. But that’s not usually how the heart works. The heart fails from clogged arteries or physical trauma, but not emotional trauma. A person doesn’t even know it’s coming when their physical […]

Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month.

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Outside   I’m still trying to teach myself not to choke up when I think of you I wanted to be your universe you resigned to let me be a moon a satellite an alien visitor I could not stay forever never quite hold you never quite shine bright enough to gain your honest and […]

Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month.

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Absence The day you leave your job, will be the day everyone expresses how much they appreciated you. Two weeks after you break up will be the day your ex realizes how much you mean to them. And the day you die will be the most attention anyone will ever give you. I wonder when […]