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Peace

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Vengeance seeking monsters 
aimed at 
random
homes and lives.
Security
ripped apart
never to be the same again.
Just as all looks hopeless
just as tears come
the strong arm of a stranger
reaches out.
A tiny flame of comfort
begins.
Broken hearts
thank God
for all that remains
family and friends.
And just for a moment
there’s...

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Rain

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I remember you when it rains

Sitting on your porch we talked for hours

And when it rained you smiled

We grew quiet letting our senses take over

Breathing deeply you said, “I love the rain”

And all the world grew right, if only for the moment

Knowing time was short you still didn’t rush

Nor did you panic or fret, not that I saw

You lived each day as it came

Embracing...

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Son Room

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Freud's Swiss-army-knife opened the spectral lid
of the unconscious
with no less awe than we this door.

Here myth's kite snagged adolescent power lines,
down that string the primal electric flicking his body's switches.
This boy, his own executioner.

We of the bad back
walk among the ruins of what we've made
now unmade into his own.

Once his tractor plowed this pocked hardwood
among blocks...

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