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 Posted: Thu Oct 12th, 2006 06:19 pm
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timmy

 

Joined: Fri Jun 9th, 2006
Location: Oz, Minnesota USA
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Mana: 
little children can
not, leaving instead
dirty handprints,
their outline
of breathing

lovers cannot,
leaving only perfume,
rumpled covers,
cold, half empty
glasses of scotch

grandparents can
not,  leaving portrait--
a black & white graduation,
son Joey killed in 1969—
DaNang--

framed, he looks

so clean

phone numbers
written in pencil:
scrawled, erased,
leaving october,

maybe

Jesus bleeds
on a crucifix
near the dining
room table,
leaving nails,

lilies on the table

kitchen light switch:
one porcelain plate
screw is missing

in the hallway, a mother’s
Valentine, little red hearts:
"be mine"

leaving a white birch,
planted in memory
of a loved one--

1998