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Morning Light

The tricoloured beech under the oak tree Takes the light and spins it pink Through soft, blistered leaves . And I wish . That I could spin life into words Through my blistered, wounded soul As delicately as the trees … Continue reading

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Around the Corner

Norman’s Plumbing Comes smoking a cigarette Up from the old folks’ circle And I wonder If an accident isn’t just waiting to happen If death sits around every corner

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Mid-Winter Thaw

Walnuts lie in leaves Much like the mud-caked golf balls Replete in these woods (In the spirit of Lemony Snicket: “woods”, a word which here means “a grouping of more than a dozen trees”, as in “Nebraska woods”. Similar to … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter Moon

With 19 days left of being 19, I’m feeling terribly nostalgic, so here’s a poem I wrote on my 17th birthday nearly 3 years ago. Mid-Winter Moon   Did you see her tonight? She was huge – bigger than I’ve … Continue reading

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Sea-Fever

Sea-Fever – by John Masefield . I must down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter Sun

The sun blinds me, makes me sneeze The winter sun, the winter air The blue, blue sky—incredibly blue! I wouldn’t believe it if I weren’t seeing it Not in Nebraska, more fields than people, Crop-duster capital of the world. No, … Continue reading

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“Memory…

All alone in the moonlight…” (I couldn’t resist 🙂 ).  I know, it’s been forever since I’ve written.  Here’s a poem I wrote in the first week of school this fall—I thought about giving you context, but I’m kind of … Continue reading

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