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Poetry month #6: Cult queen at the grocery store

I can’t boil water ‘Cause I haven’t got a pot I’m really that much better Hiding bodies in a plot But the economy’s in downturn And supply exceeds demand No one needs a priestess to Divine their dark commands Get … Continue reading

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Poetry month #5: Midlife crisis

Should I buy a Little red convertible, Little red convertible, Little red convertible Will you sell it in reversible In case I feel like black today Got the mortgage and children Was the pick and was the pan Got myself … Continue reading

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Poetry month #4: The post-divorce prose poem

I had it on a t-shirt back when Beat It was new, and I was ready to wear, if not my heart, then at least my slogan on my sleeve. Rainbows and unicorns: If you love something, set it free… … Continue reading

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Poetry month #3: 2 o’clock

It’s the call. The naked part that watches for the tiger sits up: That catch in the voice at the other end speaks A frailty: Magdalynn? Lynn? George? There’s been — Something’s happened — I don’t know how to say … Continue reading

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Poetry month #2: Cleopatra’s enlightenment

Cleopatra’s enlightenment Antony’s dead; what’s a single mother to do? Caesarion thinks he’s a pharaoh — The twins are driving me crazy and Ptolemy’s outgrown his shoes again Oh yes, I thought about the asp, Staring down the price of … Continue reading

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Poetry month: Do this

I have been silent. But it is poetry month so I will write 30 very poor poems, or drafts, or what have you. Do this Do this, do this, do this At work and stop for gas The slow pump; … Continue reading

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The bed to lie in

Slept inside the closet as a dark-eyed little girl, A louvered door without a lock between her and the world Rug burn on her knees, setting out to please Met a fairy on the road beneath a silver moon Fell … Continue reading

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