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by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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#30    Granite Arch Edged with light from the left, rain clouds hold above the opening of the natural stone arch.   Chipped granite facings await  what will come, thus fated now and all the way back.  At first, a skyward wall, the middle  cudgeled by water on its rambling  return to the ocean. Grani...
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 665
Views: 5627

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#29        Last Summer In the right foreground stands a skeleton,  skeleton wings, a skeleton hand holds a spear;  its breastplate is ornate, its hollow stare intense. A mixed crowd walks over a rise,  cuffed jeans and button downs,  like a young cast-- too early  in rehearsals. Last Summer kicks of...
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 665
Views: 5627

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#28              Temperance Three lasses sport high fashion and curls, musicians, curators, librarians. Their parents think they raise the proper girls–  all stolid members of the literati. Hope and Charity are no contrarians–  but don’t you know, Temperance is a hottie. Her sisters present as brigh...
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 665
Views: 5627

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#27

    AF One

Bombs in a row descend like
stairs below an airplane door.
A red rug unrolls downward
– a carpet without magic.

A blue-suited man appears 
at the door, waves and turns clear.
The night this time may never end.


 
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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#26     Undaunted Not more than a flitter on the wire, she places one naked foot in front of the other arms spread, back straight, head  up.  Her dress shifts without regret, like a gust over juniper bows so far below. The canyon is deep, walls steep,  but never her true match. She  becomes who she ...
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 665
Views: 5627

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#25       Pecking Order Vultures line a limb in descending ugliness– all foragers,  pickers, the discharge crew, cleanup team  when life splats out, or down. We revile their steadfastness, and attention  to opportunity.   We don’t countenance their unions,  praise their long days, or abide the way t...
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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#24

So Obtuse I Wept Every Day

Leaves cling to branches like
detainees clasp fencing.

A red cylinder of explosives
stands upright in the back garden
beside the sapling, connected by
scarves to hold the sapling 
upright– to make it grow straight 
toward a medieval sky.  


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by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Views: 5627

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#23 We Match Up Well We don’t array in portrait,  trick well, or show in finery–  resplendent design, multi-color displays, facial hair fashioned and eyes of knaves. They never say, but in whispered chambers exchanges, Queens to Jacks, Aces to Queens, acknowledge the coming sudden fall – though thre...
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Views: 5627

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#22           Salt Daddy Lemon Drop, you come at me  with a club, a tray, an explanation  of benefits.  Where is the warrior,  the jailer, last night’s attendant?   I can’t wiggle my toes, the noise  is too loud, my arms too strong. You can’t purge my veins, unpinch  my brain, can you, sugar-sugar L...
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 665
Views: 5627

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#21

    Reentry

Release your 
soul juice down
the sluice-trough

bank hairpins 
through 
the eternal void 

like screaming kids 
at the water park

to splash down 
alive again– 

maybe a sand dollar
or kidney bean.


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