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my mother began my mornings

by singing to me “it’s going to be

such a lovely day”—

over thirty years later

I still believe her

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Two Reframings

 

 

 

this wound—

re-teaching my tongue to name it

blessing

 

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a sad song

so beautiful even the skylark

stops to listen

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All these years
I thought I might be
the one who had opened
the can. Such surprise
to find I am one
of the worms.

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Nine Reframings

a chest
full of flowers—
open me

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my thumb hurts, I say,
my dad’s favorite fix—drop
a rock on your foot

*

only a sip
and already I’m drunk—
desert after rain

*

my knee hurts, I say
and the world
breaks my heart

*

puddle, puddle,
puddle, puddle, puddle,
tear

*

why so serious
says the leaf
already gold

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such a blessing
to be thirsty in a season
of rain

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my heart hurts, I say,
and the old poet says
live by breaking

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using a thread
to climb to heaven, the angels
toss me a rope

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Out the window
I do not see
the mountains
I know are there
behind the fog.

Do you think
the universe
is indifferent?
he asks.

New snow
obscures
all the lines
on the road.

The radio
is silent.

Yes, I say.

Rosemerry,
he says,
are you
indifferent?

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