A Hundred Gourds 5:1 December 2015

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what moment
could be grander than this?
watching the sky
change from mauve to magenta
as night slowly closes in

space Thelma Mariano - Canada
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  I squeeze the sun
between my index finger
and my thumb
until the last drop of light
is swallowed by the water

space Debbie Strange - Canada
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    encircling myself
with stones to remember
I touch each in turn
make of them namesakes
joy, sorrow, loneliness

space Autumn Noelle Hall - USA
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they comfort me
on those long, empty nights
the messages
I keep on my voicemail
from people I have known

space Thelma Mariano - Canada
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  our daughter
holds my hand as I weep
beside his grave ...
my shadow's nine lives
were still not enough

space Tracy Davidson - UK
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    the cat
cries at her reflection
in the window ...
a lifetime to learn
to look beyond myself

space Jo McInerney - Australia
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