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The Opposite of the Fear of Falling

The Opposite of the Fear of Falling Memories like sparkling tethersbind me to my boyhood homemy first date with each wifemy car parked in the west lot With the merest scent of cut grassI’m tugged back to the side yardplaying … Continue reading

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Sonnet: Though we live in different worlds…

Though we live in different worlds,let me be the moonlight glitteringyour hair while you dream and the voice of that tenoron the radio filling an opera houseas he sings for his new bride. Let me be the aroma of breadbaking … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Barrett Browning!

Today is the 215th anniversary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning‘s birth. Earlier this week I spent some time online with the good folks of Charles House talking about Mrs. Barrett Browning’s poetry. As is our tradition, we wrote a little poem … Continue reading

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Prescription

Prescription Let’s rip the foil off this new yearlike an unopened bottle of pills—stumbling for the too small tabalong the sticky edgesuntil I just jam my fat thumbthrough it in frustration. Pluck the cotton— bright as the full moonand throw … Continue reading

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