Monthly Archives: September 2012

“He Came in Peace”

The old man stopped At the gate Of the temple And stared At the modern replacement Of its ancient entryway. Ivy disguised The pillars built Not of hardwood trees But of multi-colored Industrial brick. The harsh white light Of halogen lamps … Continue reading

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“I Married Young”

I married young. Fifteen. He was older. Thirty. He was kind. He was gentle. He was love. My first child Was born. My second. My third. I was nineteen. My husband was thirty-four. One day The police came. They took … Continue reading

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“The Statue of Archimedes”

The sculptor stares At his lovely Archimedes. Seated, back bowed Knees bent Arms bridging The divide between Shoulder and ankle. His head, a receptacle For brilliance. A mathematician A physicist An engineer. The sculptor had Minimalized the features Classicized the … Continue reading

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“The First Time Ever I….”

The year I was seven I dipped my toe Into a stream And looked over my shoulder To see if they Were watching me. They were. I raised my foot And placed it On a solid rock. I leaned down … Continue reading

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“Andrew Jackson vs. John Quincy Adams: 1828”

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“The Note”

Suction from the blast Lifted the note From the man’s desk And carried it through space Now void of offices Reception And conference rooms. Space where humans Had been occupied On their computers On their cells Around the coffee machine. … Continue reading

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“Left Behind”

Posters on poles Flyers in mail slots. “Save the street Show we care Donate shoes” An environmental happening Staged by students To bring attention To the decaying neighborhood Where he had lived As a teenager. Shoes: Worn, discarded. Some utilitarian … Continue reading

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