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A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March 2016

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dawn stirs
as I lie awake in bed
sleepless again
your face in the shadows
gives me knowing winks

space Malcolm Tay - Singapore
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  the leaky roof
bequeaths a raindrop
on her eyelashes …
in a cloud’s swollen belly
the face of our unborn

space Paresh Tiwari - India
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    gently tracing
the cradle’s nameplates
I imagine the babies
who slept here before
… and after me

space Sally Biggar - USA
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watching this small child
I recall my own delight
in cobblestones …
all these years a mother
and I'm no more sure-footed

space Claire Everett - UK
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  another orchid
for my eight-year-old
transgender granddaughter
learning a lot
about blossoms

space David Rice - USA
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    another morning
turning her dirty laundry
the right way out
this adult child who's begun
to doubt my love

space Claire Everett - UK
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