Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:01 am
first 100 days poem #2  parents, teachers, be advised –when we  confront them our savvy kids  can now tell us  oh those are just alternate facts you’ve heard about us © 2017 J...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:01 am
my mother’s forebears changed theirname on the ship so we are wardnersnot weidners three brothers fought inthe revolution two survived I knowlittle of my mom’s mother only she wasa sea captain’s...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:01 am
2 YY U R2 YY U BI C U R2 YY for me.see we had texting when I was a kid this was rampant in autograph books there was later but still long agoa published book of letter-stories called I think A B ...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:01 am
these frightful frigid temps of lateI ponder on our city’s homelesslighter thoughts have touched oncats – a kid whose allergies forbidfelines has nonetheless befriendeda large yellow stray gus liv...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:01 am
spfld’s last weekend was five star – fromcheers at the buses leaving pennys 110women pink pussy-capped bearing pbj’s– to saturday before the old state capitolmore than a thousand fol...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:01 am
I’ve been pondering zeusruler of the state supreme kinglypower he cast down thunderboltswhen angry or to punish any onehe disliked he was adept at changinghimself to get what he wanted hebecame a sw...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:01 am
 apologia poem #3dear cherished charities – smallestfrogs to largest shrinking icecapsswollen babies’ bellies to all helplesshomeless prisoned poisoned deformeddemented defamed defunded: you ...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:01 am
This poem was written by my mother,Vera Wardner Dougan, to my father,for their first Christmas together, 1924.I give it here again, for it is sosimple, appropriate and tender.  JDJIf I could give...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:01 am
 silence poem #1people sing about silence writeabout silence there must be spacebetween words between soundsdifferent silences have differentmeanings some you know arecoming and you wait for – ...

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