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A Hundred Gourds 5:3 June 2016

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it's been ages since
she settled here for good
and yet her eyes
flash with each whistle
of a passing train

space Roman Lyakhovetsky - Israel
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  plum tree
blossoming the last week
of summer …
is it too late to tell you
all the things I never shared

space Kathy Kituai - Australia
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    this daughter who taught me
all about ladybirds
and their different spots …
I show her the tiny mole
she never knew she had

space Claire Everett - UK
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night noises,
the settling sounds
of the house
and those I love around me
all breathing in the dark

space Jo McInerney - Australia
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  I know you
just as arms
by instinct know
the thoroughfares of coats
you are my seams

space Kathryn Ross - Australia
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    in your eyes
the sparkle in spring,
tears in fall
as I hold you at the station …
the early train’s whistle

space S.M. Kozubek - USA
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