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A Hundred Gourds 3:4 September 2014

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small child
orphaned by a car crash
precious
glass treasure
on a tilting shelf

space Jan Foster - Australia
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  blackberrying
along the river bank
the fragrant canes
evoking those lost
summers of childhood

space Gavin Austin - Australia
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    cloud burst
how thunder reminds me
of father's fists
the sudden violent clap
that hurts the ears

space Tracy Davidson - UK
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scuttling under
canvas, tin or tile
until the tempest fades
how like my star sign
I have become

space Margaret Conley - Australia
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  getting lost
deeper and deeper
in the fog
she finds her bearings
in her husband's face

space Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy - UK
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    gunmetal sky
and chain link stars
this love
is the grinding of bones
beneath flesh

space Jennifer Thompson - USA
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