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TRUMPED! a 2017 inauguration day poem

 

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hide and seek

  This poem is dedicated to pattymac3636.

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lobster claws

     

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the albatross

  I’m not sure where this poem came from or exactly what it means, but it emerged and took flight as a result of a prompt in a writing workshop. So here it is.  

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empty pages

    Awwww, go on then, read the poem…

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I Found the Future in a Brown Paper Bag

Of these four, which one doesn’t fit: rug, egg, drum, sex? I remember the question. I remember the answer. But I’ll be damned if I remember the rest of the quiz. (Memory is a strange thing. I don’t beat myself up over the loss of it.) No matter. The question surfaces as I contemplate the […]

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White Maggot and Bumblebee Salad

Every Monday morning for the last eight weeks, eight to 10 of us gathered from nine to noon at the Bibliotheque North Hatley Library to write. Expertly led Carolyn Rowell, who came to the workshops equipped with all kinds of interesting exercises, prompts, thoughts, and ideas to challenge us, we put pens to paper (or […]

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Solitary romance

I dine by candlelight thrice daily. “Why waste romance on one meal alone?” I once asked myself. There seemed no justifiable reason to do so, so I’ve romanced myself at breakfast, lunch and dinner ever since. The candles that cast the light by which I eat stand in various and sundry mismatched holders: a tall, […]

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Spring fever

Question: Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the birdies is? Answer: Many of them are in my backyard, much to my joy and delight. Weeks ago, on my early morning walks, I heard cardinals sing as I sauntered down Sherbrooke street, especially around Anne’s house, in which I now sit tapping […]

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On ex-cars & ex-husbands

Note: At the start of our weekly writing group meetings, we do a five-minute warm-up    exercise based on a prompt. The prompt for this one was “I hated it because it was new.” “I hated it because it was new” is a particularly uninspiring prompt for me this morning, mostly because I don’t recall ever […]

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