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A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March 2016

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sparks
from my uncle
welding
stars
that fed a family

space LeRoy Gorman - Canada
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  he storms out
of the cancer center
into cold air
the click, click, click
of a Marlboro lighter

space Chen-ou Liu - Canada
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    that hour
with the turning tides
he slips away
as if to sea, alone
into the high, blue air

space Mary Frederick Ahearn - USA
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In a world where life
seeks life, death does too;
reading your poems
I remember how much
you loved birds

        In memory of Gene Murtha

space Marian Olson - USA
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  fingers
on a keyboard
answer the rain –
outside
the words run clear

space José Angel Araguz - USA
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    my penny
sinks to the bottom
of a well …
all the wishes
I never made

space Ken Slaughter - USA
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