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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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BECAUSE IT IS BITTER AND BECAUSE IT IS…
the blueberries are // rotting and everything / is just as it should be / working so hard to / keep me dishonest / even after all the ships / have…
One True Sentence
The other day I caught a praying mantis in my hand and felt it buck against me like a horse. Later, I held it in a flowered cup and watched it…
Your fiance laughs to himself when he thinks no one is watching. You are watching. You are making dinner in the kitchen with missing walls. You are…
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… / * /…
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