Breeze

Posted on January 21, 2018
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Unfinished Cat

On a porch,
With a purring cat,
I have welcomed the spring sun.

Such a cat
Should not be moved
By the call of lesser chores

As I pet,
Her claws dig in;
And I have other thoughts.

From my lap
I must resign her,
Unsettled; but I must go.

7/29/2004

Riddle

Posted on January 11, 2015
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Beloved Son

Which one of you, if his son begs for bread,
will give to him a stone?
Or if for fish, will give him then a serpent?

“Bless me—me also, O my father!”
he cried out with an exceedingly
great and bitter cry.

But he was rejected, for he found no place
for repentance, though he sought it

diligently
with tears;

for Jacob have I loved;
but Esau I have hated.

 

1/11/2015

Hunger Pains

Posted on January 11, 2015
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Eternally Yours

O Lucifer, Deceiver, what a great serpent thou art!
Father of nothing, thou art consumed
By a private grief thou alone can know.
Always hungry, never sated,
Too full of thyself to speak —
Thou canst not share thy sorrow,
Thou canst not ask for love.

O Jacob, O Israel, be not so quick to meat!
Thou might love thyself to death.

1/5/2015

Impatience

Posted on May 4, 2014
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Cavernous

Drip

You cannot see it

Drip

You cannot see anything

Drip

Waiting you wonder

Drip

How come it doesn’t fill with water?

Drip

And then I could drown.

Drip

 

Drip

 

3/12/2005

 

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