Sunday, November 30, 2008,7:15 PM
begging for warmth
beggingforwarmth
begging for warmth-
the old man sits alone
at the corner

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"...as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me."
Matthew 25:40

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Saturday, November 29, 2008,7:39 PM
dust on the window
dust on the window
and leaves on the new roof-
forgotten lovers...

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Friday, November 28, 2008,8:10 PM
the sun burns
thesunburns
the sun burns
through autumn clouds,
falling to the ground

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Thursday, November 27, 2008,10:02 PM
thinking of you
thinking of you
today, only today,
but no words-
leaves whisper my story
as they fall softly

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008,9:01 PM
talking to rocks
talking to rocks
in the cemetery-
moon shadows

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008,8:29 PM
in a crowd
inacrowd
in a crowd
of strangers I look
into the sky,
longing for the day
that finds us alone

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Monday, November 24, 2008,6:05 PM
sudden rain
sudden rain-
a new song heard
on wind chimes

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Sunday, November 23, 2008,1:37 PM
stack of books
stack of books-
things I never said
to you

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Saturday, November 22, 2008,7:04 PM
unexpected
unexpected
visitor, a memory
found in words

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Friday, November 21, 2008,3:26 PM
our rings
our rings
not the same we had
that day-
some things, though,
never change

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008,7:23 PM
listening
listening
to the stories of children
in my classroom
wishing I was their age-
glad I'm not their age

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008,3:22 PM
I find them
I find them,
the pieces of my soul
that were lost
years ago, as I read
my old poetry

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Monday, November 17, 2008,8:19 PM
maple leaves
mapleleaves
maple leaves
sing in the autumn breeze-
finale

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Sunday, November 16, 2008,6:07 PM
reminded again
reminded again
that I am a son
of Cain-
looking in vain
for the gates of Eden
.
Genesis 4:17-21
(particularly verse 21)
to all who saw this before and saw chap.6 instead of 4, I'm sorry and maybe it now will make sense. :)

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Saturday, November 15, 2008,9:13 PM
I stretch out
I stretch out
for the sun, futilely,
as the earth
spins away, like a top,
wasting the warmth

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Thursday, November 13, 2008,7:54 PM
my breath
my breath
stretches across cold air
this dark night,
taking away the warmth
held in your eyes..in my dream

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008,8:02 PM
wondering why
wondering why
my mood seems to follow
the weather-
warmth follows cold,
laughter follows sadness

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008,7:04 PM
finding myself
finding myself
talking to someone
that isn't here-
ignoring the voices
of those who are

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Monday, November 10, 2008,6:04 PM
thoughts
thoughts
hide behind my eyes-
clouds cover the sun

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Sunday, November 09, 2008,9:11 PM
rain tomorrow
rain tomorrow-
you lie next to me, sleeping,
as I smile,
thinking of the days
when forecasts didn't matter...

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Saturday, November 08, 2008,9:27 PM
things I had hidden
things I had hidden,
finding out as I look,
have hidden themselves

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Friday, November 07, 2008,7:55 PM
I see you
I see you
only in closed eyes
and hear you
only in silence-
leaves move in the wind

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Thursday, November 06, 2008,7:16 PM
fooled by windows
fooled by windows
cold air blows through
a bright sunny day

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008,8:55 PM
longing yet again
longing, yet again,
blooms seen only in spring-
failing to hide you,
moon, I know where you are
behind slow moving clouds

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008,8:40 PM
looking through
looking through
my high school year book,
dusty and stiff-
what we didn't know
and what we've forgotten

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Monday, November 03, 2008,7:47 PM
searching for jasmine
searching for jasmine,
hidden in a dusty box
among memories,
that would go so well
in autumn daydreams

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Sunday, November 02, 2008,9:11 PM
letting it live
letting it live-
a flying bug lands
on my paper
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(My brother and I visited our great-aunt Saturday. Unexpectedly, she said she wanted her answering machine changed, taking off the voice of our great-uncle, who died a few months ago. It was startling to hear his voice again and sad to know that it would be the last time we would hear it.)

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Saturday, November 01, 2008,7:22 PM
taking a day off
taking a day off-
hiding under dead leaves,
the ghosts of summer
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