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Feedback (all failure is) – poem

Instead of “why is this happening?” I ask, “What is this teaching me?” I understand that all failure is feedback, And I want to grow in full self-awareness. Perhaps this rejection is telling me That I don’t deserve to be … Continue reading

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Rhymezone

(Note: I wrote this poem by looking up “rhymezone” on Rhymezone.com and copying all the resultant rhymes. A couple of the words are used incorrectly, which is sort of the point.) It’s okay to use a rhyming dictionary, But some … Continue reading

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Cultivating Life (redux)

As Eliot would say, I buried the corpses dutifully In the garden last autumn With hopes of ghostly greetings to come.   Now, feeding them with Spikes and multicolored fluids, I wonder how they will arise, Whether they will rise. … Continue reading

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(Dis)Associates

Straddling me, you shake your hair, grin, and gaze down. “What do you really want me to do?” you say. I really want you to become a fortress. I want you to be the wall against the hordes. I want … Continue reading

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Writing Through Illness and Grief Group

While mourning his daughter Tullia, Cicero took to writing a book of self-consolation. Thinking himself the inventor of this type of self-help, he said, “Why, I have done what no one has done before, tried to console myself by writing … Continue reading

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New Mills Festival Poetry Trail and Performance

I’m putting together a poetry trail for the New Mills Festival. The festival begins 14 September and runs for three weeks. Poem will appear in shop windows throughout the town. We will have a round-robin poetry reading for participants on … Continue reading

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#PleaseHearWhatImNotSaying Poetry Anthology and Me

I am thrilled to have two poems in the new anthology, “Please Hear What I’m Not Saying,” edited by poet Isabelle Kenyon. The profits of the anthology will benefit the UK charity, MIND, which promotes mental health services and support … Continue reading

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