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tapas

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  the other girls were only tapas good for a drink or two you are a five-course feast   (originally published in Three Line Poetry)

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A Late-in-Life Marriage

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Young hearts in old bodies produce beautiful bouquets Where gnarled roots cross mimosas bloom. The solitary crocus which pierced the frozen ground when we first met is ready to be plucked and woven in your hair   We wed as Read more ›

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Out of Sync

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We are two watches set for different time zones. I steal across the bedroom like a thief pants draped over my arm shoes and socks in hand while you sleep on.   I clean up after lunch while you sit Read more ›

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A.M.

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Why do you draw the sheets over your head and shrink from the day? Is it because your father taught you life was an aching tooth to be endured until they finally removed it? Or that friends’ fatal illnesses began Read more ›

Selva Negra

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From our Hobbit housenestled betweenorchids and canna lillieswith a garden of bromeliadssprouting from its roof,you can hear the ghostly howlsof the monkeysthe bereft cries of the owlsthe electric trilling of the birdsthe honking of pink-tongued geeseas they strut up and Read more ›

intimacy

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your toothbrush next to mine encased in red plastic lest I mistake it for my own our sweaters hanging like old friends on the same peg our jeans and socks comingled on the floor our limbs enlaced like branches molded Read more ›