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fragmented no. 25

morning , frozen , like c-minor
, long and short streets , café
windows , mugs of coffee \ threads
of steam , like elegant fingers : dawn

breaking through cypress .

there’s a time when seabirds move
at certain hours above the odor
of low tide \ close to shore \ before
the sun’s prowling
… the swift snowy plovers .

a woman in yellow and brown
like an autumn leaf \
a small , barefoot girl , shivering
\ sunlight’s weightless beams

… a lighthouse extends its eye .

at a gallop , waves drive the surf
kicking mist in the air \ pointed rocks
, like horns charging \ an old man
with his head bent down , motionless

… a moment’s freezing wind .

floating pelicans \ a ceiling of feathered
grey . tiny shells , like lost finger nails
\ looking at them I see your hands
, as if crawling away

… this memory’s ailing heart .


first published in: Impspired Journal (UK)

from my 10th poetry book: Broken , poems
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Submitted by DAH on April 21, 2021

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DAH’s poems have been published by editors from the US, UK, Italy, Germany, Poland, Spain, France, Ireland, Canada, Philippines, Singapore, Africa, Australia, Mauritius, Japan and India. He is a multiple Pushcart nominee, Best Of The Net nominee, and the founding editor for the poetry critique group, The Lounge. DAH lives in Berkeley, California where he is working on the manuscript for his eleventh poetry collection. His poems have appeared in Poetry Now!, Otoliths, The Cape Rock, Straylight Magazine, Acumen Journal, Sandy River Review, Indian River Review, Harbinger Asylum Magazine, Junto Magazine, Mad Swirl Magazine, New Mexico Review, KNOT Literary Magazine, Setu Journal, Fishbowl Press, Tokyo Poetry Journal, and many others. DAH does not hold degrees from any university writing programs, nor from any academic writers workshops. more…

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