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Rain Falls Rain, they said, it should rain todayAnd we looked up at the cloudsWhich had everything necessaryBut they were busy in the sunAnd we got no rain that day What we got was a promiseDark and bitter, like a seedWhich crushes into powderBetween wincing teethAnd you would spit it outBut your mouth was full So they left us under Read More


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

Take Warning, My Delight

Hem Red sky, red and pink Orange and purple and gold and blue All aflame in effulgent glory The hustling clouds cannot quite contain Halted, astonished, embarrassed, amazed Stained with excess incandescent grace 1/11/2020


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