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A Hundred Gourds 4:3 June 2015

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the rain pauses
on a sparrow’s wings ...
my decision
to finally take her
off life-support

space Paresh Tiwari - India
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  he takes
the night home with him
& all the shadows
of his life gather around
as he unscrews the bottle

space André Surridge - New Zealand
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    she planned
for every angle of the sun
but forgot
her house will cast
its own shadow

space Sally Biggar - USA
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death of his wife
in the heart of winter …
dad and daughter
draw with colored chalk
on the sidewalk

space Karen O'Leary - USA
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  slipping away
his wife’s name, her lovely face –
yet he repeats over and over
a line of a poem
Let me count the ways

space Elizabeth Howard - USA
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    the empty shell
of a phoenix egg
sky blue
among the cinders
of who I used to be

space Jenny Ward Angyal - USA
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