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Poem 75 – Etymology of Dead Line

Etymology of Dead Line curiosity about the etymologyof the word deadline leads meto a black & white photodated August 1864 of theBurial Detail at AndersonvilleConfederate Prison for Soldiers ‘dead line’ the space betweenlife & death the confluenceof the River Breath & the RiverNo Breath – a rough passage around the prison this line sofrightfully dug… Continue reading Poem 75 – Etymology of Dead Line

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Poem 32 – Ode to George Elliott Clarke’s Mouth

Ode to George Elliott Clarke’s Mouth When he took the stage in the atelierit was an assaultthe air heaved toward himrendering me breathlessmy spin reconfigured in attention a vertebrae salutethe space became a sanctuarya long mantis finger pushed up his glassesand.then.he.quaked Head leaned backforehead glistening with sweatcheeks puffed proud like mountainslips, oh lips! peeling back in revelationspit,… Continue reading Poem 32 – Ode to George Elliott Clarke’s Mouth

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Poem 12 – Tuesday AM (plus a bonus)

Tuesday AM This morning is carnelian and coffeeNavy tights and burgundy leg warmers It is vintage Santas waving at grey cloudsTypewriters holding worlds of stories in their keys In the photo on the corner of my deskNonna’s gentle blue-green eyes are singing To The Poems I Start When I’m Falling Asleep My apologies!You are important.… Continue reading Poem 12 – Tuesday AM (plus a bonus)