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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words circle, remain, illusion, and bridge.
you're here as a favor on my carousel bed where we cling on a single horse-about
She holds her torn heart
stitches wounds punched
by nails and sword
The fateful hints she gave,
even at her best,
were not meant
Ruth D. Handel
Don't Get Too Comfortable
When I was ten he told me, "Sheila is way smarter than you are.
I think my parents are having second thoughts."
The memories are painted blue,
the conversations heavy
The List of Wishes
you're digging fossils, rocks, chunks of rusted metals,
pieces of green pottery, earrings, combs
Frank and Dinah, Knarf and Hanid
Here an easel-stand blackboard
near the chimney wall
and there, my grandmother shelling peas
At the end of each day he feared
putting away his paints.
I hope my wishes and my pleasures never meet.
I draw from your mouth an old phantom.