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A Hundred Gourds 3:4 September 2014

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ways of leaving:
the yolk of the mind
the shell of the body –
all the king’s horses
helpless

space Kat Lehmann - USA
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  frazil ice
on a mountain lake
at breakup
the tinkling chimes
signal your departure

space Debbie Strange - Canada
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    pressing play
on the answering machine
again and again
to hear your voice
… over and over

space Gavin Austin - Australia
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closed door ...
even so, the moonflower
finds a way in
all I ever wanted
was for you to stay

space Laura Williams - USA
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  decades
of advent calendars
my mother sent,
each marked with its year …
so many doors left open

space Jenny Ward Angyal - USA
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    in my hands
the quartered orange
falls open
like a paper fortune teller
on the last day of winter

space Tash Adams - Australia
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