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A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March 2016

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at Grandma's,
willow pattern plates
were our favourites
crossing a bridge
to our imaginations

space Keitha Keyes - Australia
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  these old dishes
crazed with spidery veins –
the "good china"
saved for special occasions
few and far between

space Janet Lynn Davis - USA
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    firelight
flickering on faces
lost in shadow
a crack
in the hearthstone

space Jenny Ward Angyal - USA
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carving a slice
of darkness into my soul
that split second
Ihadtheurgetopushyou
down the stairs

space Susan Burch - USA
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  sorry
comes wrapped in cellophane
with roses –
not one of the neighbours
believes she slipped on pavers

space Gavin Austin - Australia
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    another petal drops …
just like the crimson roses
perhaps it’s time
we set our own lives
on the table

space Jan Dobb - Australia
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