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Gresham / La Grande [ryanscariano.com]
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…
Black Friday Night
My jade plant start loves the logic / of streetlamps. She wants to prosper, / to grow under the moonlight. / She wants to shine off the gleam /…
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Tiny Poems of 2017
Good morning,constant universe.Milky Waywets my cereal.Defunk my eyes; sigh. / * / tinily the dream infects the day— must stay awake… / * /…
It’s Wednesday morning. I have something…
It is so easy to lose track of a limb // when you live outside your body, outside your / “self.” Greyer than a cinderblock down / in your gut....
I AM NOTICING
The white noise machine // Doesn’t play Sabbath / If I could contemplate / Believe me I would / The word “baby” repeatedly / Leaking out of…
when we moved to the midwest we gasped // rolled our windows down // ate cheeseburgers and let frozen cokes burn our tongues // it took us five…
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