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Poetry

Poetry

Methuselah Performs A Magic Trick

Methuselah star (HD 140283) is a yellow subgiant located in the constellation Libra. It is one of the oldest stars known. With an estimated age of 14.46 ± 0.8 billion years, the star appears older than the universe itself. 

Poetry

EVOLVE (for the Dewdrop Duchess)

When you were a centipede, I was a millipede. / Our difference was but time, distance, length and speed. / You measured in centimeters while I did mine in millimeters;

Poetry

Alice is Much Farther Than She Appears

you don’t paint but still find / yourself with loaded brush, / limning a creek from memory, / a place you played as a child, / a weeping tree

Poetry

Great Sage, Protector of Horses

Handsome Monkey King, Great Sage / Equal to Heaven, we appeal / with dusty knees and shoulders / aching to match our hearts.

Poetry

Stilling

Her grandchildren are little greygreen screefalls of tumbling action / tumbling up over her shoulders in the moonlight / just to fling themselves down her incline, down the long hill

Poetry

Negative Detection

Some days I wake too early / Eyes like hardboiled eggs / All of me borrowed / Blood beating in my ears / Limbs arranged in a / Semaphore of loneliness.

Poetry

Mister Potato Head

Every day of last week, he transformed / me. Monday, I was ten / -eyed and octopedal.

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The Prophet, to His Angel

How pleasant your steps / upon the mountains – / I prostrate myself / in front of you like Avraham / because there could be / no greeting more precise.

Poetry

Cherries, Sweet and Tart

On the first night of winter, I did dream / of snaking branches sprawled with waxy leaves / and bowed under the weight of fat red cherries.

Poetry

Ōmagatoki

Some worlds never touch except at this hour. / The sun has set and turned her back, weeping / for a cave where she could be safe once more.