Poem: The Fourth Commandment (NaPoWriMo 23)

Honor thy mother and father It’s hard to sit still When the extension of ourselves Is being desecrated When air, soils and water are being contaminated When forests

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Poem: Rub My Back

A wife loses her better half A son loses his dad Side by side, smiling Talking with visitors Every once in awhile Strong hands on mom’s shoulders Slow

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Poem: My father's view …the view from Frederick, Colorado 100 years later

One hundred years ago You played right here You and your brother Chasing each other Working and playing Singing and praying The fields stretch to the east As

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Poem: Brother is Better

‘Beautiful lover’ Let it go ‘Father’, ‘Mother’ No, no, no Simply, ‘Friend’? But when we disappoint each other When you can’t count on me What then? Sister-Brother Is

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Poem: Dark Alleys Don’t Scare Me

When I’m walking somewhere Dark and scary I hold your hand I think you are an angel Or maybe Jesus Or maybe pure energy Or maybe my dad

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Channeling Dad

I figured out how to channel my ancestor. It’s eerily simple. I learned this ceremony by watching him repeat it every night. He never taught it, but I

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