hkauderer (187 Poems)

Herb Kauderer is an associate professor of English at Hilbert College and the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently 'Flying Solo: The Lana Invasion' from Poet's Haven Press. His poem "After" won the 2016 Asimov's Readers' Award. He has written in many other forms as well. Details can be found on his website HerbKauderer.com

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defying expectations

the west wind creates a mound of snow
sticking 3′ out from the east side of my van
it never falls or melts
forcing me to chop it off
with the snow shovel

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difficult ratio

when you are 48 inches tall
and the snow is 48 inches high
and not yet packed down

it can be pretty hard
to get quality snow play

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Manmade Cave

Within stone walls ten inches thick
rain goes unnoticed. It takes #thunder
to get our attention, only to have us
shrug it off.

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sunlight pours torrents of colors
through the stained glass dome
of a city where wholeness is king
& youth queen
above a forgotten realm
of the old & broken

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