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A Hundred Gourds 2:2 March 2013
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when I see
the faint ring of scar
beneath her pearls
the champagne toast
loses its sparkle

spaceBeverly Acuff Momoi - USA
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  head down
you hurry past my storm -
blistered dwelling
I fling open the shutters
but still you ignore me

spaceCynthia Rowe - Australia
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    a nondrinker
I don’t know the joy
of Li Bai who drowned
his worries in wine…
I sip my second coffee

spaceNu Quang - USA
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dismissing my fears
I step into the darkness
alone
there are shadows
in the sunshine too

spaceSheila Bello - Canada
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  early spring morning
kind light through the blinds...
it dawns on me
how dark my life would be
without you

spaceAndré Surridge - New Zealand
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