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POEM: handstand



the smallest shift
in either direction
makes all the difference
for example:
I found out
just before bedtime
that she left New York
with someone else
so it wasn’t that
she wouldn’t leave
she just wouldn’t leave
with me

6 June 2013
Auburn, AL

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I’m writing a poem a day in 2013. During June, each day’s poem will be inspired by a photo of writer Arielle Brousse doing yoga. I’ve been a fan of her writing for years. These days, Arielle curates The Sensible Nonsense Project, a collection of writing about people’s favorite childhood books. Thank you to Arielle for allowing me to use the photos, and for all the entertaining and inspiring writing she’s done over the years.

Published in Auburn My poems New York City Poem-A-Day 2013 Poetry Yoga


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