A Hundred Gourds 3:4 September 2014

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skipping stones
I watch the ripples fade
as if nothing happened
on this placid lake
that took your breath away

space Joe McKeon - USA
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  late autumn
wet leaves cling
to her grave
in how many colors
can you miss someone

space Jennifer Thompson - USA
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    tell me
how long is long enough …
raindrops fall
from the canopy of leaves
long after the sky is clear

space Michele L. Harvey - USA
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I start packing
before she’s ready
to move –
our son’s baby photo
back on the mantel

space Bob Lucky - Ethiopia
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  best not to know
just how many days
are left –
how quickly the breeze
strips leaves from the beech

space André Surridge - New Zealand
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    and when at last
I turn away from this life
behind closed eyes
that colour negative of you
framed by the window's light

space Claire Everett - UK
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