Category: Poem

September poem 2

September Magic

Poem   Today, when I was walking I saw the “ghosts” of one friend after another. In the faces of strangers walking down the path I saw my friends’ eyes staring back at me....

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It was never

It was never you — It was never your arms — Or the smell of your hands When driving felt like drifting through a storm. It was never your mouth — When I said...

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Seen and Unseen Apple Trees

I see the apple tree. It’s dark-gray and brown, ridged bark, with Y-shaped branches splitting upward like outstretched arms from its knotted trunk. Its leaves fill every branch. The 2 x 4 Dad and...

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Jumping Ship

Hesitating the moon shivers and shakes As I watch it changing shape Undertaking a crooked path Somewhere there’s a road to take The signs point straight, behind I see years of my life A...

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A Jealous Moment

The aroma of her nail polish is so strong that I smell it from the lounge chair. And her hair? Straight and silky. All to visit our dentist—her former employer. She says no. Do...

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It’s All In Your Hands

Poem On a motorcycle, zipline, airplane I want to soar down the snowy mountain I want to blaze up the trail Be young and burn this energy Get high off my own vitality The...

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First Memory of Mom

I don’t know my first memory of Mom. I recall the photo and home movies: beehive hair, white mini. Was it when I cut my hand on that protruding stone at the daycare center?...

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No Good Girls

Love Poem   P.O. said I was done. So I bolted to my car. My first car; baking in the coastal summer sun. Looking down to the ground, watching my soles shuffle on the...