Childhood

When a nine year old
Cooks in your kitchen
And you write poetry
I look at her face
And discover a theme

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Born

I was born
You were born
You went your way
I went mine
We both grew older
I joined an army
So did you
Then our paths crossed
You shot me…🍎

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father’s

father’s

voice sounds calming waves
on life’s road when everything
begins to come loose

r soos

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A Faded Blanket

the faded blanket
old and frayed
but clean and
folded lovingly
lies near the bottom
of her hope chest
for future use by
a child of her own ©

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Impostor

He made himself part of my life slowly, by the time I realized his intentions my wife was sleeping with him and my children calling him Dad.

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Sandstorm in the sandbox

crocodile tears and waterworks
tantrums flattening building blocks
turrets toppling in the sandbox
games that children play
in preparation….

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(PUSHING)

pushing
wheelbarrows filled
emptied

returned my
greatgrandfather’s
idea

of togetherness

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(A BLANKET)

a blanket
of memories
(my brother’s

over my head
as he dangled
me upside-down)

suffocates more
with its woven
fabric of alone

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