Poems

“The State of Nature”

“The State of Nature”   Don’t trust the truster. Yet distrust disappoints in not disappointing. And we’re all humans, all men normal, all women wanting freedom. You can’t hoard freedom and be free. A philosopher’s slave once took this dictation: My freedom ends where your freedom begins. All are enemies, our only hopes. When we […]

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“The Question”

I was at a great workshop regarding “the feminine” and femininity this weekend, and got several workable poems out of it. Here’s one.   “The Question” I was young. I loved. And so I didn’t ask. I was afraid you’d fear me, Or I’d fear your response. Now I am not young. And I do […]

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Five Poems in Five Days, Day 19: The Marathon

I wrote this during an exercise on Sunday’s poetry salon at Beyond Baroque, led by Emily Clark.   The Marathon Religious concepts say love must be pure. Though secular, you find the concept wise: to find a love and make that love endure, a marathon, with life-long love the prize. And so a few false […]

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