A Song Apart

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Ceres, Goddess of Corn, grieved and raged
for her stolen daughter. They say she withheld
the harvest. But corn was already here...

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April

(Photo: Tobechi Tobechukwu)

nature abhors
taxation
as does the
populace...

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March

Photo: Dawn Huczek

it is impossible to miss the red bird
the only ember alive
this snowy March...

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Sleigh Ride

(Photo: Rudy Arnold)

Homemade snow pants of thick wool, ice caked on my jacket sleeves and on my mittens: I head out with my best friend, Rita doll...

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Thirty Degrees Below Zero

(Photo: Patricia Bour-Schilla)

I like the cold so brisk and fresh

it cuts through clothes

and crimps nose hair...

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Saturday Morning

(Photo: Henry Jackson)

It was around 9:55 a.m. I was waiting for the library to open.
I saw a cute Ethiopian girl coming toward me. She had dark brown skin, short hair, and a pretty baby face.
“What time is it?” She asked me. Her English accent was very good.

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The Dead of Winter

(Photo: Patricia Bour-Schilla)

We speak of it
as though it were a place,
a battlefield strewn
with corpses,
a burial ground
of shattered statues
hooded with snow.

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University Ave

Photo courtesy Sharyn Morrow/SharynShoots.com

“Pho all the way around,”
The leather jacket boy says
While the girls compare nail polish...

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A Little Brown Bird

(Photo: Juan Tello/Flickr Creative Commons)

Just landed on my windowsill.
Thought about coming in...

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