A Hundred Gourds 3:1 December 2013
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farm gate
rusted and bent
half buried
in the bone-yard
of broken promises

space Marilyn Humbert - Australia
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a view so startling
I want to weep:
two lovers
in a bony embrace

space Marian Olson - USA
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    her first cry
pierces the air …
morning sun
spills around them
like golden yolks

space Lauren Mayhew - USA
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in a bowl
after breakfast
eggshells …
so thin, so fragile
the length of this life

space Mary Franklin - Canada
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  getting drunk
while i think of you
who almost lived
i cut down the baby's swing
then the oak it hung from

space h. gene murtha - USA
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    the honey bee's day:
a thousand flowers for one
teaspoon of nectar …
you'll never know, she said,
until you're a mum yourself

space Claire Everett - UK
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