RSSArchive for April, 2013

Apr

26

Empty Nets

Empty Nets What were we to do now He was gone? a deep tug we all felt, so deep not sure where from He was risen, this we knew So what now? you have to eat… you do what you’ve always done, go where you’ve always gone. The big one Simon tells us his friends […]

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Apr

14

The Thief

The Thief black and white with tips of orange a butterfly touches his brow, follows him up hill, it crosses his mind, heavy this rough cut wood…in chains against wall they talked of olden times, being taken to the boats…this was better by far… glad to get it over … what had life given him […]

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Apr

14

Standing on the Promises

Standing on the Promises (boy in Queens survives seventeen story fall) Mother tells me I’m five but I’ve been around. I know I’m older I watch the news and chew my nails…. sirens in Queens Drug busts on the Island… flames pour out of windows in Brooklyn… Blacks in Crown Heights Hate us. My cousin […]

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Apr

10

Standing Up

Standing Up guys watch without noticing… how easy it was going down the beam straddling, feet on bottom flanges, dropping hangers every eighteen inches for two by fours, on down to the end, you look around the ground sixty feet straight down to stand you put a foot upon the beam, two hands grip upper […]

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Apr

3

Hart Crane

Hart Crane “Condense eternity, how many dawns the seagull’s wings shall dip….. The meteorite’s white arch in skies impartial, past ample slip.” Morning on the shore and summer skies dancing laugh, walk hand in hand away without surprise like gay lovers on Fire Island who prance upon the beach kick sea water to feel it […]

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