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Sotto Voce

I have no energy left yet so much to say.

No, that’s not right. I simply have need to say something.
There is no specific content or quantity in mind.

I hope that in describing that need
I’ve said something.

Writing is no longer a viable alternative
for that primal scream I would emit
hurling myself off a rooftop.

Chagall 2015

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Blood Floes

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As many possibilities for me
as there are stars in the sky

Strangely I feel
I can get to them all

© Chagall 2015

Earl Gray

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Alone at night I sip tea spiced with bergamot
under crisp cold stars and watch small planes overhead
strobe tail-lights and wings, on to steady red then off
to the past that comes readily as an echo
soars octaves in free-form under the dome
of souls in free flight under streetlight like soft snow
it’s the last hurrah: it’s the first hush.

So many little planes.

© Chagall 2014

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