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Afterthought 271—North over Superior

Posted in sonnet by maggie on 2015/07/09

                Schreiber, Ontario
                July 2015
This way works. The children do ok if we don't overdo. We've still two weeks before you're back to work. Tomorrow speaks its mind softly, has no demands to say. This way really works. Were we to stay there, we'd all die again. The same techniques would execute the same judgment's critiques. For all concerned, best'll be this way. Where and when our midnight's never gone's not new to either one of us. I won't throw shadows on our love. Neither should you. Whatever, ON-17'll take us on through before we turn back home. Don't think I don't recognize our loved ones' needs and wants.
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Afterthought 254—Paused

Posted in nothing special by maggie on 2015/06/12
 
I am to put the scene on pause
so I won't have to catch
him up when he retakes his place
after a bathroom break, detour
through the nursery, last trip
out with the dog, back with a wedge
of cheese and crackers, to pick
up where we were.
A night I wouldn't write down,
only passing time.
I wait to.  I wait for.  I wait,
fingering something remote.
Something on hold.
One minuscule space in a line
— still, quiet, unknown.
I do as told.

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Afterthought 71—Allie’s Moment

Posted in nothing special by maggie on 2015/02/11

I leave my children with her, alone
to their play all hours, their clear
sharp laughter cutting through fog
dense over their dreamy mornings,
until I will tiptoe in to find her
sleeping with each in an arm's nest
already safe to her lullaby's rest.
  
  
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Protected: Underscoring 101—The Coping Saw

Posted in terzanelle by maggie on 2014/10/17

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Protected: Underscoring 100—The Lathe

Posted in open form by maggie on 2014/10/10

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Protected: Underscoring 99—The Lug Wrench

Posted in open form by maggie on 2014/10/09

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Protected: Underscoring 98—The Sledge Hammer

Posted in open form by maggie on 2014/10/08

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Protected: Underscoring 97—The Monkey Wrench

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Protected: Underscoring 96—The Pipe Cutter

Posted in open form by maggie on 2014/10/06

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