A Hundred Gourds 3:3 June 2014

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I arrive home
after admitting you
to the rest home
on the doorstep I find
a young blackbird dead

space Elaine Riddell - New Zealand
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  even the river
overflows its banks
this year
the continuing erosion
of what little she has left

space Thelma Mariano - Canada
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    a starling
m u r m u r a t i o n
sifting the sky
she recalls the moment
her life changed shape

space Debbie Strange - Canada
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rocking a newborn
in the crook of her arm
the old woman sighs
you know,
I always wanted one

space Carolyn Coit Dancy - USA
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wondering when she can leave
after years
even docile mice
dream of escape

space Beverly Acuff Momoi - USA
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    fireflies rise
as dusk softly falls
no better time
could I myself
choose for leaving

space Michele L. Harvey - USA
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