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Poetry
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 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
Poetry
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 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
Poetry
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:00 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
Poetry
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:00 am
 apologia poem #3dear cherished charities – smallestfrogs to largest shrinking icecapsswollen babies’ bellies to all helplesshomeless prisoned poisoned deformeddemented defamed defunded: you
Poetry
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:00 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
Poetry
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:00 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 –
Poetry
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am
 two weeks ago I sat in my silent autoas the super moon rose over lincolnpark the visibility there unimpededlast night I sat an hour in my drivewaysurrounded by brahms (the receptionfrom WILL isn
Poetry
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:00 am
 sides poem # 1I’m sick of hearing there are twosides to everything there are threesides six a dozen a thousand and ifreally only two is each equally sound look at galileo look at tycho brahe l
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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 am
it’s ok to grab others’ busts bumsif you’re rich enough it’s ok tolie also repeat lies over and overtill half the country believes youthat half incensed by faux newsfoxes vixens if you’re ri

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