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Pond

Pond

Between you and me there’s a pond. The usual muck, but more of it. The occasional lilypad, outlined by scum. The scum, and the darkness, opacifying the pacific. The pacific, obscuring our muck, mud, mess. I cannot see A fingertip’s length below the surface. I cannot move The pond. I cannot remember Its birth. Was…

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Imperfection of context

Imperfection of context

We think we don’t know enough words But even if we do, they are never enough: Words are merely rigid blocks we put together, Legos we connect and present to one another. Words are filters created by our society, sieves, We lose a little of what we mean, innocent thieves. Majors and minors in university,…

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Moving

Moving

I move to a new place To start a new school This isn’t my first rodeo. The seasons change And only when the new year starts I awaken. I seem to move in Circles To my destination Because I am Hesitant. Hesitant To admit That I Should Not Go The beaten path.   © Kate…

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Hanging by a paw

Hanging by a paw

The cat leaps high onto The top of the bookshelf. Glances side to side and down The world is below. What should it conquer? The wooden slab where humans worked, too dull. The fluffy chair, too low. Oh look, a golden sphere Emerging from another wooden slab that humans pushed. A bit far, but leapable.…

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Trust

Trust

Look down You’re on Wood swaying on Water? Mist and fog obscure Boards of wood on Slow waves. For the fog to clear, You’ll have to wait. Now, you could step off, The board might capsize, And you could swim to shore. You stay. You can’t see the waves, But they comfort you. The wait…

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“I can’t read you”

“I can’t read you”

Someone once said to me, “I can’t read you. I can read most people but not you.” You can’t read me because I’m not giving you my all. You realize you can’t read me because you wish so badly you could. Why must you try? Live in the moment like I do.     ©…

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Cargo

Cargo

Like an old GI Joe that the boy puts In a station wagon connected to The toy car Because other, shinier GI Joes, fill The toy car. Unclear to him, clear to us It is a matter of time before He buries his old love. When the toy car moves on its toy car path,…

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Unnecessary

Unnecessary

If I don’t feel It’s hard for me to show. If I don’t think It’s hard for me to say. If I feel I want to show. As long as you are open I will show. If I think I want to say. As long as you are open I will say. If you don’t…

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Mrs. Ferris

Mrs. Ferris

First class of the morning Fifth grade I came early Because ma dropped me off early I spent every morning with Mrs. Ferris. She asked me one day, “Do you want to apply for some scholarships? I can nominate you. I think you’ll do well.” I wrote the applications Eligibility: Only U.S. citizens. A few…

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Sorry

Sorry

Sorry I’m not here Sorry I said hi And am gone again. Don’t you think Can’t you tell When I’m in and out That I’ve got stuff on my mind? Clouding my vision Clouding my thoughts It’s hard to see you Through the fog. So I’m sorry I might be here But I don’t see…

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