Monthly Archives: September 2011

word-poem://Spoon-fed

Spoon-fed I dreamt I was with a friend who fed me coleslaw from his own plate, with his own fork, and said he didn’t much care for the poems of a fellow poet; I was uncertain if I liked one … Continue reading

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word-poem://quark

I regret to inform you  there is no silence. Placed in an anechoic chamber, your pulse drums. The quietest place in Boston is the scholarly Athenæm library—for members only. I learn the physics of stillness on a radio talk-show: black … Continue reading

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word-poem://thought stopping

Losing marbles I rise on a lonely planet in a blood circle, count its many moons, like marbles or small orbs that drop and clink onto the copper earth from a hole in my cranium. The taste of blood is … Continue reading

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word-poem://mean distance

Distance from the sun, mid-winter, Northern hemisphere I lie fallow in my seventh decade 91,000 million miles away from an imploding fireball I see by its light that took 8 minutes to reach my eyes and has mercifully left me … Continue reading

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word-poem://capit

In this case, capit(al) refers losing your head For Troy When you were a child, more than likely at least once, maybe often you were punished for some misdeed you didn’t do. You may have been guilty of something, but … Continue reading

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word-poem:\\without reason

without reason how can I write today, I’m so weary thankful to have some paid labor yesterday worked 8 hours, slept 12, if I had to do it again today I’m not sure I could stunned to think how folks … Continue reading

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word-poem://Enola Gay

The Enola Gay was named after the pilot’s mother. How could I have missed that? In conversation or the classroom, things we don’t know embarrass us; we don’t wish to admit ignorance, so we nod and move on. I can’t … Continue reading

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