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Familiar Sky

Caroline Dillon
yesterday, one year later

yesterday, one year later

I walk somewhere new, somewhere else, away from you and the place we made and unmade, made and unmade, made and unmade. The marsh blows with salty earth wind and I’ve never been farther from who I was then. Alone and alive. Counting egrets and mallards but not you...

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Poetry is fire

Poetry is fire

fed by stolen pain secret  hope the mystery  made  luminous smoke  rises from  what’s left signaling there is  enough  light  to spare 

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Instead of Alaska

Instead of Alaska

Flowers next to her hospital bed exhale sweet rot and the violence of desire.  That we would cut down rather than let go, unhand what feels precious.    Forgetting to remember we will forget, we learn to wrestle growing things.  Unearth their lightless fingers...

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Beginning,

Beginning,

first printed by our boots on March snow in California. Fir branches outstretched,  dripping sugar flake melt.  The low sun flashes between  long strides and tree spires. Giants among us, watching  pickups and centuries turn.  You delight at the rambling  tangle of...

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notitle

I burned coffee at the bottom of the pot and it smelled like chocolate. Reminding me bitter and sweet share more than we think. 

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untitled

I went into the woods looking for God and found myself. A rescue mission all along.

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Fever flame

Fever flame

For Former President Trump on January 6, 2020 If you sat across my kitchen table, I would make tea and warm  leftovers in refrigerated glass  bowls. Answer the door,  “Please come in,” with an honest timbre. And hold the realness  of your person, the distance  between...

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Sunday night

Sunday night

I live my days as acts of forgiveness for myself and whoever else will  accept the offering. Stones  skipping, propulsive and weighted.  Interrupting the surface.    I forgive my legs as they carry us down  Wells Street. My eyes as swinging doors  and window...

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