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Verse Daily Features 5 Recent Poems

November 10, 2023: "#klonopinsongs #atavancan" by Lee Ann Roripaugh from #stringofbeads (March 2023)

hell-o, 3:00 a.m. :: vise-clench aching in my chest :: hot spillage of tears hell-o, exponential woe :: trouble's raggedy nibble hell-o blues / you know :: my tune / your note well-creased, soft :: in my back pocket your stain whorled into the groove :: of my thumb / your bruised hour ripe

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November 9, 2023: "The Sharp-Shinned Hawk" by Jane Satterfield from The Badass Brontës (March 2023)

At breakfast, Emily fed bits of bacon & beef to the merlin she rescued. The heart, like the sharp-shinned hawk, is trainable, if a little high strung. Consider its range of alarm calls & chatter.

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November 8, 2023: "Ars Medica" by SK Rancy from Self-Portrait In Hospital As Camus (April 2023)

& these hands amounting to nothing impotent against the surging sea of fate after death beneath

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November 7, 2023: "self-portrait as a child in america" by Esther Ra from A Glossary of Light & Shadow (April 2023)

you wash your hands slowly, in daydream and water. lost in the clouds ((of soapfoam)). *pop* The class waits in a line behind you, as you liquid again & again. as if to peel off your own skin. as if absolution can wait. you still see time as endless.

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November 1, 2023: "The Woman with Leaves for Hands" by Rosanna Young Oh from The Corrected Version (March 2023)

Nowadays, my father's mind comes and goes as the wind. During last night's rain, he watched the maple leaves turning from beneath the eaves and thought my mother was passing through.

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