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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words thorn, meander, expel, and conceal.
hawk sees as
The backyard's an overturned cup, full
of insect hum, earth's murmur and spin.
My father's first job (in Canada)
Life can only catch its breath thrice, and then
It totters on heavy feet, a drunken uncle.
If there were voices to follow,
you'd need a dozen languages, and they'd be
fading in and out
Words Never Spoken
Old grey kangaroo
hunches beneath sparse shade.
Barbara de Franceschi
he fastens boa to bicycle wheel, newsprint
to truncheon, handball to garbanzo can
My words swirl
like smoke in my mouth.
Forget the bullhorn, the kitchen fire,
the champagne flutes lurid
It wasn't the television
drooling relentless channels.
It was us
I am a vacuum of sorrow
Let me shine this apple on my breast.
It has the glossiest skin
I've ever seen.