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Poetry
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:00 am
 endings poem # 14when something catches my breathon the car radio – WILL these days – a brandenburg for instance or brahmsvariations on a theme by haydn (that seventh bell-like variation is
Poetry
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am
this writer emails her old buddy akacomputer guru after he’s rescued heronce again from her electronic cesspit:“I know I am a trial to you . . . ”“Trial???” he responds. “Trial???Test, ord
Poetry
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 am
insect thoughts #4(more than you want to hear)on my kitchen floor in a bowl of waterlives a live tick I found it on my neckafter burning charlie’s prairie last weekdon’t think it had time to bite
Poetry
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00 am
the name means apples lingers on your lipslike honey yet the place it names is sandydry with ice-cold winters baking summersrows of drafty barracks barbed wirearmed towers soldiers all these to guardt
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Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:00 am
 awaiting the lincoln half-marathonyellow directional abe signs up forweeks no parking ones since yesterdayI’ll put on my lincoln top hat genuinevintage liberated from clayville whenour school
Poetry
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 am
why can’t kids play on theplayground next door to me it’s fenced locked except duringschool hours liability says ourneighborhood president well why can’t we extend insurance to cover all hours t
Poetry
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 am
 personal thanks poem # 4I’m not the one hoss shay yet buthad an irate heart recently as manyIT readers know came out okey dokenow a member of the stent sister- (andbrother-) hood: pills exerci
Poetry
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 am
 hi dad hi mom I know being elected prez ofthe whole high school senate can’t comparewith head of the free world but it’s prettybig stuff for me yeah that was my winningplatform—big stuff,
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Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 am
 This week’s poem is by permission of Robert Erickson, brother-in-law to Springfield’s DelindaChapman. He is in hospice, and hopes to live to see these prescient words printed in Illinois Tim

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