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Category: NaPoWriMo2021

POEM: to the sky!

to the sky!

well good
pure dreams

always ready
for a shreddy

on that bombshell
of poetic excitement

see you in the next one
to the sky!

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19 April 2021
State College PA
for Sam Pilgrim

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POEM: for Kodo Sawaki

for Kodo Sawaki

we never met
we couldn’t have
we’d have disagreed about the war
but agreed about most other things
to be fair, even with a time machine
my Japanese these days
is at an elementary school level
you would have to dumb things down
but I’d enjoy having tea
just sitting there
maybe with a ballgame on
not giving in to group stupidity
until our team scores

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18 April 2021
State College PA

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POEM: proofreading poem

proofreading poem

it’s
its
your
you’re
effect
affect
are
our
then
than
their
there
they’re

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17 April 2021
State College PA

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POEM: orbits

orbits

each one drifts apart
falls into a new orbit

basement investigations
over veggie sushi & tea

milestones celebrated
lasting & otherwise

fires lit in circles
burning across the page

elliptical but intersecting
on late-night bridges

off on a lark
in front of the crowd

looking through telescopes
wondering what we are

cloud-obscured stars
outside the bar

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17 April 2021
State College PA
for Carolee Bennett

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POEM: the moment I knew for sure I liked David Rovics

the moment I knew for sure I liked David Rovics

I remember he finished singing the line
“Coke is the drink of the death squads”
picked up a Coke, looked at the audience
said, “Hey, it’s a complicated world”

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16 April 2021
State College PA
for David Rovics

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POEM: questions for the dog

questions for the dog

why are you the best dog ever?
but seriously why?
was there some sort of ceremony?
did you get an injection of superdog serum?
do you have a royal title or a summer palace?
also do you like kimchi fried rice?
is that why you’re one inch
from the bowl I’m holding?
isn’t it too spicy for you?
again: why are you the best dog ever?

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15 April 2021
State College PA
for Bristol

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