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[POEM] waiting room

waiting room limp bodies draped over harden cushions stiff bodies sit rigid against tension swollen eyes and blotchy cheeks we’re all waiting for time for sighs to lengthen our sobs into sleeps beyond hardened hearts and concrete feet our bodies melt … Continue reading

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[POEM] Unwilling to bend

Unwilling to bend They call me Medusa’s twin. Serpent eyes watch each unyielding stroke of his ego. Snake slithers past her thighs, I am the aphrodisiac swallowed whole on a platter of petals. Even Aphrodite begs for more — rubs warm … Continue reading

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[POEM] the dream: her hair

the dream: her hair she ran to us sobbing, expecting you for comfort but accepted our motherly embrace, instead of your fatherly approval I petted her light brown hair, free from cloth and wild in lose natural curls she told her … Continue reading

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[POEM] Unwilling to bend

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[POEM] pages

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[POEM] your type

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(poem) “Their Sex Life,” by A.R. Ammons

Their Sex Life by A.R. Ammons One failure on Top of another

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(poem) Three Questions by Lang Leav

Sometimes another person’s poetry is too good not to share. Like this poem by Lang Leav. Check her out – she’s fantastic. Thanks to the bestie for tipping me off to her.

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[ERASURE POEM] Conquering the Self

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks studying ancient Chinese philosophies with my 9th graders. Last week my students analyzed poetry from the Tao Te Ching and wrote personal reflection essays in response to these lines from poem #33 from … Continue reading

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The Anniversary of Sylvia Plath

Today is the anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s death. 52 years ago today Sylvia Plath decided it was time to go. I’m not here to celebrate that particular action, of course. But in honor of her poetry and her life and … Continue reading

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