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A Hundred Gourds 2:3 June 2013
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you sit
like a rock in the river
conversation
flowing smoothly
around your silence

spaceJan Foster - Australia
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  in memory of him
I walk the rough trails we made
along the riverbanks
where child's play shaped our lives
and summer would never end

spaceFerris Gilli - USA
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    in spite of brave words
I walk the ledge in fear
red fingertips staining rock
my breath a whirlwind
whistling up the canyon

spaceElizabeth Howard - USA
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wind
paused on twigs
as if the end
comes as plain
as an empty platter

spaceAlegria Imperial - Canada
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  bound to be poison
red-berried bushes
border a cliff edge
where lovers consider
impossibilities

spaceLeRoy Gorman - Canada
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