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Afterthought 173—A Doppelgänger’s Complaint

Posted in sonnet by maggie on 2015/05/09

If I possessed such magic as might weave
vibrations through the wind such as dare dance
the stars through myths and legends we believe,
my spells would cast our night its own romance
in gold and silver circles wrapped in ice
as delicate as light's transparent veil
revealing word in love's most secret vice
and love retracing blood's worst wayward trail.  

I don't. The surest song I try to raise
falls flat, chokes on its bone, avoids
its own reflection, pastes in hoary grays
on grays, finds beauty in its hemorrhoids. 

Obloquy suits the ear, no?  Let each word
be child unknown, unwritten and unheard. 
 
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Afterthought 221—At My Desk

Posted in sonnet cycle by maggie on 2015/04/26

Before my light goes irreversibly dim
I wanted things arranged so you could find
your way around, since I, the undersigned,
yield you full access, subject to your whim —
books I hadn't time to even skim;
a sonnet cycle finished, set to bind
then send as promised; scraps I'll leave behind;
and if you meet my mentor, this for him. 

I gave up hopes I'd organize this mess
I'll leave things in — moleskines untranscribed,
stuff from doctors and bill collectors unfiled,
leftover dreams and visions uncompiled,
shots of my muse's whiskey left unimbibed.
Chaos, my most rigid thighs caress!


Protected: Afterthought 151—Echolalia

Posted in sonnet cycle by maggie on 2015/04/03

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Protected: Overheard 89—Chord Progression

Posted in sapphics by maggie on 2013/11/12

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Protected: Overheard 88—Exhausted Ritual

Posted in sapphics by maggie on 2013/11/12

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Protected: Overheard 87—Won’t

Posted in sapphics by maggie on 2013/11/11

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Protected: Overheard 86—Not Pretty

Posted in sapphics by maggie on 2013/11/10

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Protected: Overheard 85—Doesn’t Mean Much

Posted in sapphics by maggie on 2013/11/09

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Protected: Overheard 84—Years Way Behind

Posted in sapphics by maggie on 2013/11/08

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