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The Birds Trills

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just before
I breathed in I was
breathing out

I run to this
place to be with you
you seem aloof

to life or to give
anything out afraid
even to receive

I play with the birds
trills as people rush
home from work

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This poem is part of the collection California Notebooks 02 

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Summer Poems – Mirrors

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summer comes
with invisible mirrors
on which each one stares
poses and eventually
struts away

indifferent are the spaces

on which people pause
I look up at the abundance
of details I look at them
and turn my eyes to
the parching fields

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Step 1 of 13 Ways Of Writing A Poem

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there are times when
a poem you read doesn’t
make any sense where
you suddenly realize how
nice it is to be lost

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Step 2 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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sometimes you are just
walking minding your own
business when something almost
invisible floats in front of you

usually a bit on the side not exactly
in front you need to pay attention
and gently pick the poem
out of the air

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Step 3 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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just as bunny rabbits
at dusk poems show up
and while you stand
with your mouth open or
an enchanted smile
they rush away

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Its Shape

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and then
there was that
truck fading away
into the curve after
having committed a
crime I witnessed
I knew I could be
of help if I memorized
the plate but I could
remember only three
numbers and its
shape – none
when I woke up

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Truth

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if you do respond

to light innuendos
if you do understand
the spaces within

and the white around
if you say a lot with
your silences then

poetry is light and
simplicity – it’s a gentle
laugh at the scoffing

of the learned – it’s
what lifts you up –
not what shows off

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