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Hello Friends,

If you were unable to join us live for our April 3, 2020, reading, you can catch me and my friend Albert Flynn DeSilver doing a special online reading … about an hour long total. We each read for 15 minutes at the beginning, then open it up for a discussion based on viewer comments about the role of poetry in our lives right now.

I read exclusively poems written in the last three weeks–all of them found here on A Hundred Falling Veils–all of them speaking to the world we are in right now.

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this heavy shell
I sometimes forget it, too
is holy

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your eyes
everywhere I look
your eyes

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god needed a flute
tried blowing into me—no note
still too much of me here

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it sure does make
a lousy guard dog
pride

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every pore, every
bone, every hair, every cell
an altar

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Tired and cold
she came to a clearing
beside the river
and set herself down.
There, the moon.
The moon.

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Not once had she dreamed
to bring the moon any closer.
Not once had she wished
it would move any faster.

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How to stay in this place
of not wanting
not needing
not wishing
not hoping
not reaching, not knowing.

*

At the edge of whatever
she thought she knew
she leaned
until the only thing
touching her
was nothing.

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Sometimes a story
ends. Sometimes it
plays again. Sometimes
we see through a story
to see ourselves.

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