His Hands

His hands sparked a fire that changed the horizon feet that once stumbled in the darkness made swift and spirited by the glow cast from red hot sparks His hands built ovens that pumped air and purified ore a lone artist on the edge of civilization he transformed blazing metal into purposeful and beautiful His …

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Faded Paisley

A hint of a pattern mostly washed away one hanger, one shirt hand-pressed for life’s special affairs No trace of paisley the once dark black with earthtone swirls faded to gray Hundreds of tumbles endless button-ups the special occasion shirt began to fray Discarded and replaced a closet full of options for life’s endless affairs …

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Sunflower Structure (audio poem)

Sunflower Structure - audio poem Your yellow gone your seeds mostly released the few that remained fascinated me Torn, I was, between wanting to pluck each one crack them open and swallow them whole or leave each shell in its protective bed perfectly secure I found you fallen from your tall sturdy stem no sign …

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