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A Hundred Gourds 5:1 December 2015

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he settles a kiss
soft as a white feather
on my cheek
the fatherly affection
I never had

        (for poet, Theodore Deppe)

space Cyndi Lloyd - USA
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  crows wake
and shape the dawn
this and more
add to the millstone
of your leaving

space Michele L. Harvey - USA
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    he packs
to leave on a mission –
the magnolias
we will not count
together

space Steliana Cristina Voicu - Romania
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his suitcase packed
he softens the blow
with pillows
one last night of passion
to remember me by

space Tracy Davidson - UK
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  he is now
where he's always belonged
surrounded
by fields of his fellow Jews
and the heedless highways

space Ruth Holzer - USA
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    alone
at a table for two
a widow
takes a bite out of a crepe
and swallows the loneliness

space Padma Thampatty - USA
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