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A Hundred Gourds 3:4 September 2014

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one sultry day
sinks into the next ...
a mud dauber
intent on mating
with its reflection

space Janet Lynn Davis - USA
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  wardrobe
of clothes too small …
when will I realise
the hollowness
of this bloated ego?

space Samantha Sirimanne Hyde - Australia
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    everyone
at the county fair
a year older –
the cocoa-colored ponies
the honeybees under glass

space Ruth Holzer - USA
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a butterfly
on the doctor's table
motionless
with thin needles
in my flesh

space Sharon MacFarlane - Canada
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  What a trip to be you –
to climb my creation
to see it from all angles
to have it sustain me –
spider wrapping your prey

space George Swede - Canada
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    drenched
in the sounds of traffic ...
she offers
a string of wilted jasmine
and her toothless smile

space Paresh Tiwari - India
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