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OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2015 new poems

24 Nov


These new poems were posted to Twitter & Facebook in October and November 2015.

Why do I write?
Because poetry is a rebuke
to the silence of the grave.

Write love,
sing love,
proclaim love endlessly and loudly,
if for no other reason than
to balance all the words of hate.

while we weep
he’s smiling
in fields of fireflies

— in memory of H Gene Murtha

mingled scents
her sun-warmed skin, her hair —
just then we were immortal

— for Deborah, my wife

this morning
the face in the mirror—
trick or treat

courage will heal
the savaged heart
cowardice will rot it

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