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A Hundred Gourds 3:2 March 2014

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On the steep ascent
he tells me he's seen her
break boundaries
that woman who's no longer
a friend of his or mine

space J. Zimmerman - USA
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  a fly
zigzags the ceiling
I wonder
if that's what
she really meant

space Brian Robertson - Germany
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    bats dart
in and out of light
skywriting
we no longer speak
each other's language

space Debbie Strange - Canada
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for hours
in the chilled waiting room
I listen
to other people worrying
in their mother tongues

space Ruth Holzer - USA
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  a lucky stone
turned over and over
in my pocket
time has softened
what used to be important

space Michele L. Harvey - USA
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