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Rough Day

Today–ten terror bombings in Iraq,
A rape and murder down my block,
And apricot translucence, quarter moon
Of silent distance yielding to maroon-
Black night. This brawl of appetite, most life,
Can rest and dream till dawn, the bruising light.
Posted 04/21/13
from Stars Beyond the Battlesmoke (Seattle: Rose Alley Press, 2008)
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