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LET ME

LET ME Lord, let me be the kind of person who holds Ruby Bridges’ hand To offer my seat to Rosa Parks To shelter Ann Frank To step in front of a baton meant to beat an old Jewish woman … Continue reading

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SLAMMED

SLAMMED I was slammed by a gang of poets Stressed Alliterated Obliterated Anagrams flew Nine thumps- punishments As Virgil kept time to the beat poetry I was tortured by metaphors Beaten like a dead horse The sagas of palindromes The … Continue reading

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CROOKED SMILE

He has a crooked smile and a gap between his two front teeth. His golden brown hair is thick and straight and perfect. When he gets out of the ocean he shakes his head back and forth and every strand … Continue reading

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COLLUSION

Collusion Confusion Illusion Conclusion Collusion Profusion Kathy Keogh    

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HAG

Your love was a phantom hag suffocating me with its weight I couldn’t move or scream I was paralyzed Your love was a shadowy figure lurking in the corners watching moaning rattling my chains I exorcised you Now you haunt … Continue reading

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FREIGHT TRAIN

My life is a freight train moving through the darkness too fast to catch but just slow enough that I keep running along the tracks as fast as I can arms outstretched to the rhythm of my life clicking by. … Continue reading

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THE PIANO AT UNION STATION

  THE PIANO AT UNION STATION In L.A.’s Union Station amidst the haunted leather Art Deco chairs stands a piano When I wait for trains I wait there Unknown Geniuses and Anonymous Songwriters Hipsters with their hipster hats Tin Pan … Continue reading

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HOW TO FIX A BROKEN HEART. I know you’ll deny it but I watched you knock it off its pedestal Now my heart lay in pieces on the ground I’m not shocked to find yours intact a scuff mark maybe … Continue reading

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CEMETERY LIFE

CEMETERY LIFE I live my life in cemeteries names and dates- cold grave stone A wilted rose, a ribbon fades Here I kneel on my own I live my life in cemeteries candles burn and shadows thrown Pinwheels spinning in … Continue reading

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