Category Archives: scavenger hunt 2016

Cuts like a serrated knife

It doesn’t matter why  you went only that you went. I told myself twenty times today. To have nothing but silence is like sudden death. No chance for long goodbyes or postmortem analysis of who did what to whom where … Continue reading

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clunky little thing

I feel my verse decay, and my cramped numbers fail. –The Spleen, Anne Finch I feel my verse decay, and my cramped numbers fail. I hear my mind stutter, and see my body wither. My memory rewinds, rusted  in reverse. … Continue reading

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The portrait of the artist

The portrait of the artist holding her head in her hands in perpetual confusion. No, the portrait of the artist standing up straight with hands on her hips, Super woman power posing. No, the portrait of the artist profusely apologizing … Continue reading

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Recurrence

Listen the ocean is roiling inside a conch shell a memory made light without the salt of the sea. Foams sweet like root beer on your tongue. You fool yourself as if you didn’t wince from the taste as if … Continue reading

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Happiness

What do you call a dog that refuses to recoil no matter how many electric shocks pass through her collar bone? Look! She drools looking across the lawn with the skin under her white fur tingled and raw. Look at … Continue reading

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be-long

A poem about longing and belonging. Continue reading

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Everlastings

A poem about being an immortal flower. Continue reading

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Love Letter

Love letter no one wants to receive. Continue reading

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The Wolf

Astronaut Chris Hadfield snapped this photo of a full moon on Jan. 30, 2013 Snow on the roofs of the cars streets unplowed for days and I am busy massaging my face tracing the lines on my forehead making little … Continue reading

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She is

  Hard like a stone is hard or the teeth of an alligator hard. She is built to last a lifetime of misery and blues. Her eyes are blue – the color of a bonnet on a baby boy, the … Continue reading

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