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It’s Seasonal

Spring Fever Spring fever is contagiousdrinking after another day’s dew,salty sensations,sharing rings around the moon.Ripens her with purpose,the eggs will all crack soon.She was bit by the frost,but it couldn’t kill the bloom.

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Mother Of Serve Ware

Mother of serve ware,matriarch to our mouths,why are you neglected?Repeatedly unselected?Banished from backyard barbecues,daily table settings,and afternoon picnics?Why is your roundness rejected? Is it because you cannotstab or slice?You cradle instead of castrate;ladle and enticeinstead of twist and gyrate. Do we so soon forgetour move from breastto sucking on your surface?The way you lovingly mixmushy […]

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The Last Spring Clean

Toss the clutterto the clouds.What I want is not insidecramped closetsstuffed with miscellaneous mistakes,noisy knick knacks, andthe burly bones of the past;I buried my beast long ago. Excavating me,like digging my way out ofa cave that’s collapsed;I used to gasp,wheezing sournessa hollow tomb,conserving breath,biding time to death. Once resigned grave,make room!I am exiting youlike my […]

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These Trees

These trees spout black eyes,wield blunt branches like batons,but they’re also prone to Envy’s sting,and the invasiveness of spring. They’ve weathered winteras cacti weather drought:all prickles and girth–their bark now warms, waxen,to the sly affections of Mother Earth. They hesitate in the face of change,goiters, worry of gangrene, andthe unseen pathogens of sunlight.Porcupines, all of […]

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