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A Hundred Gourds 5:1 December 2015

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her old upright
stored in the shed
worn keys
that somehow recall
the touch of her fingers

space Jo McInerney - Australia
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  knit one, purl one
this old afghan handed down
over generations
yet the hand-dyed yarn
still bright with berry, bark, and root

space Elizabeth Howard - USA
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    so serious
for one so young
her dark
fatherless son
born in the depth of winter

space André Surridge - New Zealand
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what to do
with the broken pieces ...
a severed branch
becomes my walking stick
here where the woods grow deeper

space Rebecca Drouilhet – USA
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  autumn sunset
on salmon gums
reaching toward the light
will I always struggle
to cast off this darkness

space Tash Adams - Australia
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    in the cobweb
dropped blossoms
quiver –
i walk indecision
to the end of the block

space Sondra J. Byrnes - USA
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