have you seen such beauty?

have you ever seen
such beauty that you could not
put it into words?

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thanksgiving on the prairie

gold-bleached grasses bend
in the wind while ice frosts
the slender fingers of every
black-barked tree

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in between the lines

emily, i am tired —
emily, what shall i write?

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how to be a poet

be not prideful through your given gift of words —
each one who listens must tell what he has heard

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Berliner Mauer, 2017

today at checkpoint charlie
mcdonald’s spies from
the american side
at the kfc across the road

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