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A Hundred Gourds 4:4 September 2015

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you always react
when the kettle whistles …
why
do you respond so slowly
when I call?

space Sally Biggar - USA
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  five decades
knowing only these shores ...
we can name the stars
but not the wildflowers
scattered at our feet

space Claire Everett - UK
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    patches
over patches on his jeans …
hard to believe
we’re still together
after all these years

space Michele L. Harvey - USA
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his promise
that he won't get angry
repeated again …
the flight of a distant drone
mingles with the hiss of rain

space Stewart C Baker - USA
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  forsythia
daffodils and primroses
such yellow
on a day I should be
singing the blues

space Angela Leuck - Canada
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    I stand at the top
of a barren hill
to set you free …
flinging bits of memories
into the mouths of birds

space Julie B. Cain - USA
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