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JanPoWriMo 11

Morning what is this
unexpected fluttering
felt on the surface

a new sensation
no longer subliminal
what hands are made for
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JanPoWriMo 9

Already lost track
of the days I was counting
on losing—practice

for when the days are
inherently lost to grief
anniversaries

we spend all day long
forgetting to celebrate
how many losses

can we hold before
we pass averting our eyes
the hallways too long

the faces too familiar
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JanPoWriMo 7

All of winter fell
in the span of just one week
what did you expect

we have been so sparse
might as well accumulate
while no one’s looking
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JanPoWriMo 3

Look out the window
shock of snow interrupted
by the commonplace

no one knows to use low gear
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JanPoWriMo 2

Snow in the forecast 
everything closes again
as if we knew how
to prevent mass injury

A new year begins
remembering what happens
when nothing changes
no way to tell a story

At least we are here
roads impassable frozen
stuff that could become
snowballs or men on the ground
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DecPoWriMo 25

Pieces of light are
brighter when they are at peace
listen—you will see

they are the same light
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DecPoWriMo 20

Driving home from church
lights on in every window
of the apartments

everyone staying
inside to spite the darkness
makes a festive glow

silhouettes all we have left
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DecPoWriMo 19

Home is wherever 
the mighty are cast
down from their thrones
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DecPoWriMo 3

Light barely breaking 
overhead blanket of clouds
keeping things colder

time to make the bed
steps sleep through the neighborhood
scratch the necks of cats

enough now call it a day
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DecPoWriMo 2

Unseasonable 
weather we’re having lately
leaves a nasty stench

some creature ripped up
a pumpkin left on our stoop
pile of seeds and all

such waste untended
I’m sure the leaf blowers will
come again this week

propelling gas fumes
that certainly shorten lives
schools are shutting down

to combat copy
threats coming in from all sides
there is precedence

for everything that kills us