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A Hundred Gourds 3:4 September 2014

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a heron
takes its long shadow inland
at sunset
the search for a drowned man
ends

space LeRoy Gorman - Canada
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  a rose
dipped in liquid nitrogen
how fragile
the heart that suddenly fails
the wife suddenly widowed

space Maxianne Berger - Canada
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    scattered
beneath the roses
these questions:
are you not more than ash
am i not more than rain

space Debbie Strange - Canada
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leaving
we take one last measure
on the doorjamb –
she’s lost two inches
since my father died

space Sally Biggar - USA
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  an owl
asks me who I am
every night
mother repeats
the same question

space Debbie Strange - Canada
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    a night like this
can only fall short
on promises
a pale-faced moon
buries itself in cloud

space Thelma Mariano - Canada
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