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Birthing Poets

life is birthing poets
from uncanny places
carts with broken wheels
birds without a melody
dolls with teased hair
and missing clothes
paper castles set on fire
but with each word
they tighten a bolt
discoverĀ a new song
and comb things out
putting patches to holes
setting mortar to brick
to home and hearth
life is birthing poets

Pirates Game

I exhale a sigh

but not of relief

the tension, the fear

it is ever present

what if they find out

maybe they already know

that all of it, all the words

borrowed from somewhere

learned from someone else

the book’s already written

so I shuffle them, deal them out

pretend to have the winning hand

all the while hoping they won’t noticeĀ 

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