Monthly Archives: July 2014

In the Stillness, poem from Left Handed Notebooks, Vol 23

In the stillness

The snow heart

Slipped off the roof

An angel’s missive

From the dead couple

Whose home yet remained

In a limbo of lawyers

While from on high

These suffering souls

Sent down to the living

A valentine of blizzards

All is well, it said,

Love is all

Stop:

We are happy again.

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“Names of the Dead”, from Left Handed Notebooks

Lest we forget

Marble tablets inscribed

Names of the dead

Or lost or ambiguous

It’s all a messy business

This people inventory

So many parts awry

A cobbled affair

Grotesque prancing

In ugly rhythms

Don’t call on me

To beat the tambourine

I’ve got no memory of time.

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