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MAY & JUNE 2015 new poems

29 Jun

These new poems were posted to Twitter in May & June 2015.

beneath Baltimore’s blemish
an old, angry tumor still grows—
denial can be deadly
……………………………………………………….. [ Protests & riots in Baltimore, Maryland ]

a – e – i – o – u
why do I hear the earth sing
in my vowels?

tossed in the bin
outside the jail
that loaf of bread
the poor man stole —
this endless waste

her tear-streaked makeup
time and gravity —
the ruin of dreams

after the flood
the river’s fragrance tainted
by sewage and death

alone on the ridge path —
the falling sun
casts my shadow up
into the gathering
darkness of the east

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