A Hundred Gourds 5:3 June 2016

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cracked moonlight
across the patio floor ...
an empty wheelchair
where once you sat
locked in silence

space Jo McInerney - Australia
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an adage for life’s
my mother’s tight twist
locks the lid on a jar

space Jan Dobb - Australia
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    her perfect coiffure
and designer suit
softened by the touch
of an eyelash
perched upon her cheek

space Wendy Bourke - Canada
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behind branches
winter’s bright moon
the fullness
of all the things
that hurt

space Elena Calvo - Canada
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  like plainsong
or Shaker furniture
no-nonsense –
if I were a font
I’d be sans serif

space Autumn Noelle Hall - USA
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    no matter
what Father just said ...
his right hand
keeps erasing the words
on the blackboard of his mind

space Chen-ou Liu - Canada
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