Friday, October 22, 2010

The Loss of a Dream

Floorboards creak.
She creeps to me where I lie asleep,
tears on her cheeks, voice cracked with sleep.
"Nightmare?" I ask, sweeping the sheet...

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Decay and Fall

Is a mouthful of crumbling concrete
a sign for a cleaning and check-up
asked our professor Doctor English about

a simple operation on my upper lip
to make it plumper, a little stitch at the corner
by a white-coated girl in the barbershop’s

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Hundreds of fleeting bubbles pop
with the sweep of an arm,
the splash
of a foot.
Punctuated with little girl voices:
"Pretend we're princesses."
"Pretend we're getting married."
Mounds of luminous bubbles
pile high on their heads--
delicate, ephemeral crowns.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

autumn haiku

curled up

in the hollow of the night ....