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LAST WALTZ

for Grandmom   Because she believed, I did, all those Sundays she filled me with forbidden fruits, a grandmother’s reward for having persevered. Everything tastes better with sugar, even oranges and secrets kept from home. In old St. Jerome’s church, … Continue reading

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Power

In your absence, I burn Every light in the house. Darkness Swells with my old worries. Things live there, that never see The light of day. Monsters skulk In every closet, gather under the bed, Jump from behind each corner. … Continue reading

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Mother and daughter

1. Any yellow thing Reminds me of how quickly She could name the trees—JLS 2. For Pat How does it make sense To speak of you in the past You feel so present–Mary H. Lynch

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