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Ken Greenman Poems

1025 For Now, Anyway …. 09-06-21

The dragonfly danced his drunken zig-zag above my backyard grass, forth and back, until he tacked, one last time and settled on a solitary dandelion , his electric blue and red body glowing against yellow. There he lit, wafting on … Continue reading

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1024 The Route, Gone 09-04-21

Never construe the route you have created day by year by life to be your path tomorrow. Change charges into your day, uninvited, leaving your road in rubble, all signals smashed, squeed street sign arrows pointing east instead of north, … Continue reading

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1023 Life On The Moon 08-29-21

We don’t all live on the dark side of the moon. Some dwell in mountain shadows there, but just in sight of the glimmers of light on the horizon. Some abide on its sparkling edge. Some have rushed across the … Continue reading

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1022 A GOLEM FOR TODAY 08-25-21

From the soil beneath the Most Holy Place, mixed with desert dirt, rises the protecting Golem of Israel. His war cry, “Israel is the Golem of the Jews! And I am the Golem of Israel!” He waits in the cellars … Continue reading

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103 – MIGRATIONS

through grey steel clouds cold rained-on-day “ONKH! ONKH!” Canada Geese far off, heading away again. And again, another day, distant echoes call. corn-stalk stumped tractor-tire pitted fields scour sky, can’t distinguish directions, locations, only far off becomings till, etched cross … Continue reading

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104 – Canada Geese

at last again the trumpets of gathering geese so early in dawn’s mist so early in summer’s heat already the stirrings deep in the hearts, “Come on! Come on! We’re going! We’re gone!” Early morning rehearsal of the great tide … Continue reading

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1021 SO, WE MAKE THE BED 08-16-21

I LOVE MY WIFE. And there are moments in our life I don’t like. One is the making of the bed. Yes, we are obsessive about the need for neat in the morning enterprises. So, at every rising, we team … Continue reading

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1020 RORSCHACH SHIT…. 08-14-21

Once upon a time, when I was four I sat on the potty-seat pooping while Daddy shaved. When I finished, I stood up, stared between my legs, then looked up to Daddy and asked, “How can so much shit come … Continue reading

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1019 SENTIENCE 08-19-21

….cuts both ways. Allows us to know. …to experience the beauty and wonder all around us. To feel the joy of a touch. To understand the meaning behind the words. To cherish living. And, in the same breath, teaches us … Continue reading

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1018 EVERYTHING’S A MATING CALL 08-07-21

Darkness comes to a humid Summer evening. My wife and I, lounging on the screened back porch, listen to the frogs as a heavy August rain begins to fall. Ground frogs and anole call to each other from behind storm … Continue reading

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