A Hundred Gourds 2:4 September 2013
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for a nickel
little boys shined
his shoes
      he saw
      himself in them

space Susan Burch - USA
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  why this urge
to reinvent myself?
with a shovel
I flip over the mulch
until it looks new

space Janet Lynn Davis - USA
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to the wind
of another's dream
I long to fly with
my own spinnaker

space Anne Curran - New Zealand
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if this were
a sea of dolphins,
this dawn bay
might be
my happiness

space M. Kei - USA
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  one mandarin duck
wanders back and forth
in the canal
sandwiched between
rows of window brothels

space Chen-ou Liu - Canada
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