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Sad Stories and a Cappuccino

“That would be a good name for a poem,” he says to me as we say goodbye. God, let there be a “next time!” This guy, one of the refugees I know, he’s a poet. He’s reached out to me … Continue reading

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Poem: Bombs

GT, Banks, Shandy, Five and Coke, Scotch, Guinness, Red or White. Bombs. What do you know? Or. What are you waiting for— What are we gonna do with this? No. What are you going to do with this? You could … Continue reading

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Poem: Harbor

I’m in the market for a harbor, for a place. Tell me what you know. Will the strangers take me in, offer me a place to dock or to bob, anchored in the storm? I’m in the market for a … Continue reading

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Poem: Drowning

The flood is easy. The air is in the water. That is our escape.

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Poem: Bedlam

Bedlam This place is chaos. Bedlam. There is no cleaning up the disorder. Bedlam. The anarchy runs through the gutters. Bedlam. Disarray defines the souls and streets. Bedlam. Turmoil lives in the hearts, in the being. Bedlam. The mayhem ricochets … Continue reading

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Poem: Total Teardown

We are a building, a structure. Tear it down. Some of us are mansions, cathedrals. Some of us are scraps or outhouses. Tear it down. When the day is done, When the night has arrived And we wander into it … Continue reading

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Poem: Know

I wish you knew, That everything was nothing. I wish you knew, That abandonment was temporary, Freedom inevitable. I wish you knew, Could see through the exhaust, Could find clarity in it. I wish you knew, How different you are, … Continue reading

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