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hkauderer (192 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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Those Were the Days

Back in the ’90’s everyone around me
found their own numbness,
through overwork, or liquor, or distraction.
So it seemed we were only normal.

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What Wind?

Cement pier only five feet high. He
walked out and looking into deep, dark
troughs of whitecapped waves, and wondered what wind
turned the lake so rough.

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The Hating Pendulum

I miss the days when disagreeing
was cause for friendship &
sharing a beer.

I hope I last until the pendulum
swings back to love.

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Facing Spring

Lake Ontario surged dark
& rolling, capped white and
grey. The wind felt strong enough
to throw a man off the pier.
He turned his face from it.

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Guard Duty

Alone within my station
I listen for your voice
soft as ancient starlight
computer filtered safe.

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