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A Hundred Gourds 5:3 June 2016

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crossing the bog
on a wooden path
together
as long as the sky
sheds light on the planks

space Helga Stania - Switzerland
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  like spines
of a sycamore caterpillar
this long goodbye
suffused with a prickle
of abandonment

space Cynthia Rowe - Australia
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    the red sun
succumbs to the ocean
a sailboat
dragging her shadow
through the light

space David He - China
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battered teddy bear
his stuffing knocked out
I know how he feels
all love and warmth removed
we're left as empty shells

space Tracy Davidson - UK
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  I complete
your chosen bucket list
without you ...
the dolphin's soothing clicks
calm my tears

space Tracy Davidson - UK
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    will I be an old woman
with a lap full of tears
or one
who walks into the light
casting the shadows behind me

space Rebecca Drouilhet - USA
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