Chase Twichell Poems

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1.
Erotic Energy

Don't tell me we're not like plants,
sending out a shoot when we need to,
or spikes, poisonous oils, or flowers.
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2.
To The Reader: Twilight

Whenever I look
out at the snowy
mountains at this hour
and speak directly
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3.
Hunger For Something

Sometimes I long to be in the woodpile,
cut-apart trees soon to be smoke,
or even the smoke itself,
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4.
Stirred Up By Rain

I fired up the mower
although it was about to rain--
a chill late September afternoon,
wild flowers re-seeding themselves
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5.
Dangerous Playgrounds

The father is teaching his eight-year old
to clean a grouse, the purple-gray skin
pimpled by plucking,
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6.
Joyride

Two aides get Dad in the car
on the second try.
He meddles with his seat belt,
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7.
A Negative Of Snow

Ice on the puddles,
in the cups of fallen leaves.
I'd walk with Dad and a handful
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8.
Self-Portrait

I know I promised to stop
talking about her,
but I was talking to myself.
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9.
Vestibule

What etiquette holds us back
from more intimate speech,
especially now, at the end of the world?
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10.
Monastery Nights

I like to think about the monastery
as I'm falling asleep, so that it comes
and goes in my mind like a screen saver.
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