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Gresham / La Grande [ryanscariano.com]
The Worst Winter Since 1989
For the past three days, // white wind and heavy drifts / have closed the road. / Besieged by ten below, / but there’s enough to eat / and…
If only you could choose / to feel deeply. Since you cannot, / I will feel deeply for us both. / I will bury our hundred summers / in a hole…
Heavenly father and mother, sister and brother, / O great and wise aunt and laughing uncle, / thank you for bringing us to your table. / …
The upstairs neighbor, / Mohamed, welcomed me / when I moved into the building. / Maqluba, kabsa, kanafeh. / Mohamed upstairs / in that…
Where is Aims, Oregon?
(for Nate) // / it’s beside the culvert // where the mossy gnome lives / where the watershed daughters / hunt for earthworms under / the…
The snow whispers a lesson / in letting go. The leaves / are shouting / from brown and gold / to green and greener. They fall / clear up…
The Old Country
When they trepanned me I saw blue, green, yellow, / and violet over the gray hill, past the river of history beating / enormous and copper....
She’s washing Mason jars, cutting dill, / scrubbing cucumbers, bringing the brine / to a boil. It’s a process. A short season’s / worth of…
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I Must Be the Cactus
I must be the cactus who loses whole lobes, / stretches green again from just one drop of water. // I think of words / to describe pain. // None…
i have detached myself at last
i have detached myself at last / no one brings me sandwiches anymore / in the morning // opening doors, watching the birds / at the feeder, …
I boil the bruised artichoke / and later watch him suck / the tender leaves, scraping / his teeth across / the meaty flesh. / Triumphant, he tips /…
Wine bottle in hand, / she drunk danced on the edge / of the floating dock. / A setting sun-kissed silhouette, / she wore my sweater / a size too…
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