A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March 2016

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May Day
I've put on a red shirt
in honor
of mother
in the fire

space Ruth Holzer - USA
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  the young bull
touching his trunk
to ivory …
I wonder if I would know
my mother’s bones

space Autumn Noelle Hall - USA
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    my trophy
for a spelling bee …
can’t recall
the winning word,
only my mother’s face

space Ken Slaughter - USA
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winter nights
choosing the thread colors
with care
all those stitches you taught me,
french knots for snowbirds' eyes

space Mary Frederick Ahearn - USA
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  light snow
the ground as hard as rock …
burying the cat
for the dear old neighbour
who now has no-one

space André Surridge - New Zealand
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    dawn breaks
as boldly as a brass band
my grandfather
adds another finger
of whisky to his coffee

space Michele L. Harvey - USA
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