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A Hundred Gourds 5:3 June 2016

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you departed
even before you arrived ...
that morning long ago
when my womb
grew still

space Mary Kendall - USA
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  as if one
could ever know
the afterlife …
all night long, the gypsy’s sign
blinks on    blinks off

space Michele L. Harvey - USA
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    struggling
towards true north
my soul
demagnetises
another compass

space J. Brian Robertson - Canada
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he never wanted
his name in granite –
slowly I dribble
his ashes along the path
we always walked together

space Sally Biggar - USA
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  she saved
that message for years
to hear your voice
then with no warning
like you it is gone

space Beverly Acuff Momoi - USA
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    distant thunder
at the Feast of the Dead
a chill wind sighs
through the pampas grass
on an unnamed grave

space Chen-ou Liu - Canada
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