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There is a place A place A place Where strength resides Where an ivory spine is intertwined with tethered truth that roots itself into The soil And under earth Before earth Before the shape and filling of things There is the beginning   There is a place A place An antidote To all this is…

‘i carry your heart’ by E.E. Cummings

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I honor the talented E.E. Cummings by posting his fantastic poem about love that is enduring, whether it’s romance or friendship.   i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by…

The Weeds We Wear

So much skin, old Shedding shedding a shroud Like a snake would abandon the clothing that warmed identified and covered him. Like I would walk away from a friend and another friend that I thought would cover me From storms From fears From the plague of idle boredom between college and married. And it may…

To name a friend

I’ll hide your name in between rhymes ’cause I don’t like to face particulars in my poetry time.I’ll hide your name in the sky in a memory of so many planes flying by  It is too difficult Forcing a cadence into the swarming hurt. I could probably find a pleasant metaphor to buttress a different…

Florida Allergies

When a friend was recently battling some Florida allergies, it brought my back to favorite high school English memories from Middle English Studies. So I thought I’d share with you: Therewith she spew’d out of her filthy Maw A flood of Poison horrible and black, Full of great Lumps of Flesh and Gobbets raw, Which…