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Orangery

Orangery He lives in an orangeryprotected from harsh winterby the warmth of inheritanceand orange privilege Like many citrus scionshe assumes it’s bad luckor poor planning that leavesthe rest of us out in the cold The world must seem opulentwith tropical … Continue reading

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The Great Race

The Great Race “The planet was dominated by a bipedal species for a few thousand years.It is unclear if they achieved sentience.”~ Notes from a future survey of the Earth It’s race between instinct and intellect,between our baser demons and … Continue reading

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Stand With Me

Stand with mewhile wildfires race the windand ash clouds the sky.I’ll wipe your tears. Stand with mewhile flash floods scour the cityand debris tumbles by.I won’t let go. Stand with mewhile gunshots echo off hillsand anger crowds the people.I’ll be … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories of an Afternoon Nap

Childhood Memories of an Afternoon Nap Sneaking out the bedroom windowjumping off the porch roofrunning to the park pastthe fragrant rose bushes Climbing the cherry treeback to the turtle sandboxwith our crimson treats Then to the big swingswhere we pump … Continue reading

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They, Too

They, Tooafter I, Too by Langston Hughes They, too, sing America. Our brothers with slightly darker skin,who built the table, and all our sisters,who cook our suppers, they deserve their placebeside us and not to be confined to the kitchenor … Continue reading

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Brevity, with apologies to William Shakespeare

Brevity It’s the soul of witor a bowl of spitcan’t remember (for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, “Brevity” in 12 words.) If you missed this past Sunday’s FUMFA Poets & Writers Live, you can still watch it on YouTube. I … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen

I wouldn’t dare say that to your facebut I am talking to you:all the women I’ve objectified,all the women I’ve ignored,all the women I’ve interrupted,all the women I’ve discounted,all the women I’ve paid lessyet expected more. A woman’s place is … Continue reading

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She’s A Jealous Muse at Edge of Humanity Magazine

I’m very proud to announce that my poem She’s A Jealous Muse has been posted to the Edge of Humanity Magazine website. Check it out! This is the only place you’ll be able to read it. And browser through the … Continue reading

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When We Were Puppies

When We Were Puppies We’d play Ball in the Hallwhere I’d throw down the corridorand he’d run full blastcatch it on the bounceclaws skittering against hardwoodthen slam into the closetat the far end and trotback proud and joyful He bit … Continue reading

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May is Full of Hope

I visited Charles House today and we talked about gardening poems like Blake’s The Garden of Love, Frost’s Lodged and a lesser know gem My Garden is a Pleasant Place by Louise Driscoll. Then we wrote a little poem while … Continue reading

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