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Chosen Poem IV (finally posted)

A portion of the long poem, The Throne of Labdacus. by Gjertrud SchnackenbergWhat is: a leaking through of events From beyond the bourn of right and wrong; What is: a sequence of accidents Without a cause, Or from which the cause Is long-lost, like a ruthless jewel Missing from an archaic setting’s Empty, bent, but […]

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“Dusting” – Gjertrud Schnackenberg 1 A circle widens beneath my cloth, the years Of dust rubbed from the wavy windowpanes. Bits of planets, burst stars have sifted down, Dust from remote globes of the universe 5 Drops in our closets, piles in corners softly, Swirls in sunrays toward boxes we’ll unpack, Around the clocks and […]

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“Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” Aunt Jennifer’s tigers prance across a screen, Bright topaz denizens of a world of green. They do not fear the men beneath the tree; They pace in sleek chivalric certainty. Aunt Jennifer’s fingers fluttering though her wool Find even the ivory needle hard to pull. The massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band […]

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