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Requiem

Hope for Autumn Such a rush,                         swirling up,             Leaves upon a                                     wonderful wind Smelling of             myrrh and aloe Leaping from                         brightly dying Hosanna trees franticly waving             at the                                     Bashful sun 6/10/20


Ouch

One Kind of Glory Fire-starter, you smoldering coal Who will not be put out but by gentle hands Branded with divine injustice; May you burn never too bright to look upon Never too hot to hold near. Little sun, small wonder Some would shrink away in fear. May you burn never too low to light the way home Never too Read More


Get Wisdom

Rain Falls Rain, they said, it should rain today And we looked up at the clouds Which had everything necessary But they were busy in the sun And we got no rain that day What we got was a promise Dark and bitter, like a seed Which crushes into powder Between wincing teeth And you would spit it out But Read More


Leftovers

Ovation O happy tree, whose glad hands Pass along seven loaves Of broken sunlight – Teach me to sing In your susurrus chorus, Lifted by an unseen wind. 7/28/2019