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Poem for Back to School

From Pyre to Ash: A Teacher’s Duty I’m sorry but I can’t write a poem about going back to school. My pandemic mind is a closet with twenty years of chaos. Unkempt as it is, everything will fall. My job is to hoard piles of artifacts – the art of facts: the tests, markers and

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The Bird Did Not Return to Me

The Bird Did Not Return to Me In a dream I was a great oak tree. I was by the earth with stemmed roots deep. In isolation, I have let my hair grow. I am among the life-giving in this summer: the wheat and bearded barley also flow in their gold. The scars about me

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