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“The Magic of Mother Carey’s Chickens”

I stand on the bow of the ship. The wind cleanses my face but the rain does not dilute the pain in my heart. A minor storm on the weather chart it rages as a major assault on the nucleus … Continue reading

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“I Am Aquarius”

I was born to live by the sea not on smooth sands of condominiums and mansions but on the rough bluffs of fishermen’s cottages and clamdiggers’ shacks. My home is high on a cliff where the scent of inland pine … Continue reading

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“The Bride” (A Ballad)

The new bride stood beside the sea She gazed down at the sand. A virgin clad in white, she held The future in her hand. I fixed my tripod, camera, too. The image was well-planned. A wind-blown beauty facing east … Continue reading

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“The Once-Loved Girl” (A Triolet)

The once-loved girl was found face down Her hair floating free in the sea. On Bluebird Beach southwest of town The once-loved girl was found face down. Bound by shreds of her pink prom gown She’d fled from the dance … Continue reading

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“I Am Prepared”

There is a lull in the storm. The air is still. Trees recently bent To the ground Stand tall again Their leaves intact. I am prepared. Canned food In the cupboard. Bottles of water On the sink. Kerosene lamps Atop … Continue reading

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“Missing You”

I just smelled a smell It reminded me of you Feelings rose again Remnants of a love once true. I just heard a song Happy words of happy days Filled with parties, trips Orchestra, ballet and plays. I just touched … Continue reading

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“Memory”

I gaze at the clouds Rolling over me Like giant breakers In a turbulent sea. I shudder As I fear the waters Of the oceans Of the rivers Of the sky. My skin crawls at the memory Of thunderheads Bearing … Continue reading

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“A Life Story”

A shell, its two halves Still joined, Lies open on the sand Barely covered by The shallow waters Of the lagoon. A single raindrop Pierces the sea And lands on one half Of the shell. Blessed with new life, It … Continue reading

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