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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words gallery, siren, ribbon, and uniform.
The laughing daughter runs around
my lattice spine, scattering joy like so
I mean, I never stop thinking,
mind like a daylong blaring waiting room TV
the air hangs over indolent, flowering grass
& mosses don an orange hue, so i get the gist
of your twilight distractions
Feathers in the air. White feathers
in the choreographer's mouth.
It might be a trick from the moon's
Library of incantations
Today, it's just the two of us—
as gangly and awkward
as the children we once were
Once Upon a Time
We made potions from crab grass
and dirt, smashed jacaranda
petals for seasoning.
Ruth Kogen Goodwin
the smell of the sun in clothes
brought in in armfuls before the night seeps through them
is the smell of home
Lakshmi Arya Thathachar
Love Is a Burnin' Thing
You won't even let my apology
settle like grit beneath
What's more elusive, confidence or faith?
Abandon one for the other, then
do the math.
Anxious in AZ
waiting for my careless symbolic tower to grow
recollecting youth's dumb green fields
Watching The Starlings
This bird chatter
makes silence the way silence
makes a distant car horn.
Disorder Enters Grade 4B
How easily, just here, a gesture,
a word could reshape memory
and did not.
Why can't desire see the end
and be done with it
Even today, as an adult, I fear
being diminished in your eyes.