Duane Robert Pierson Poems

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1.
Girls In Summer Dresses

A girl in a summer dress
turns hot into cool,
sweat into sweet,
steam to chilled mist.
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2.
The River Of Outrage

A river flows through this country
seen only by the cynical eye of the excluded sane,
a stream of cultural sewage glittering like ersatz gems
sending ripples of scented acid lapping at citizen souls,
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3.
Apologize Mr. President

You should apologize.
Get down on your knees and plead,
but your apology will be worthless,
like expectorant into a sewer.
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4.
Demeter’s Holy Grain

With corn ripe golden hair
she bestrode the harvest
before the black frost set in,
smiling gently and triumphal
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5.
The Dance

A ballet of autumn leaves.
They danced upon the road
with colors in full array,
standing and swaying
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6.
The Patch

Cornsilk
Soft, oh so very soft
as gentle to the touch
as a warm breeze
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7.
On Observing Waterfowl Flying South

A checkmark in the sky.
A skein of waterfowl
laboriously moves to warmth,
drawing behind a gray curtain
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8.
The Pumpkin Girl

Working the farmers’ market.
Soap her earthy cosmetic,
clean country air for perfume,
pheromones fueling ardor’s fire.
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9.
A - Apocalypse

It happened exactly at
M-Millennium
Y-Year
M-Month
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10.
A Paroxysm Of Despair

Not to be held in contempt because I knew.
God we all know of this worse than hell,
Darfur where the Janjaweed militia ride, killing
maiming, torturing, and raping with impunity.
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