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Mud

  When you’re sneaking round the back door, And she’s waiting for you no more, And when you’re ready for her mercy, And you’re worthy, It will come* *** My body raged against the news that had come. I was suddenly wild with anger. Wild with angst. You do not die on me now, goddamn […]

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Milk

      When you’re kneeling through the hours, And you’re doubting your given powers, And when you’re ready for her mercy, And you’re worthy, It will come* *** Alone in the forest, the leaves crunch under my feet. My hand caresses the crackled bark of an old ash tree. And I find a tree […]

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Wild Is The Wind

  Love me, love me, love me, say you do Let me fly away with you For my love is like the wind And wild is the wind *** It was the Fourth of July when I was sixteen years old. I had been taken to a party of graduate students in a home overlooking […]

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Querida Amada

  We were on a walk in the woods. “You know,” my girl said. “When you decided to become a mama, all the babies in heaven lined up out the door to be yours. And I grabbed my brother by the hand and cut to the front of the line …” *** I had inquired […]

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Labradorite Sky

      Susan Jayne Pomeroy, come into the Light. Susan Jayne Pomeroy, come into the Light. Susan Jayne Pomeroy. Come into the Light …   *** Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I’ve looked at clouds that way But now they only block […]

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Birthday Magic

  My girl woke up early this morning to wish her brother a happy birthday. “Good morning, my little sugar lump!” she said to the boy wrapped like a tamale in his flannel duvet. “Happy Birthday! I love you! Today you’re eleven!” “Not yet,” he said. “I’m still ten. Mom, what time was I born?” […]

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