Jesse Weiner

Jesse Weiner Poems

1. When My Wife Left 7/26/2005
2. Poem For Lorna Dee On Our Birthday 7/15/2005
3. An Offer Of Full Disclosure 7/15/2005
4. Bridges 7/10/2005
5. A Sestina On Some Lines By Yogi Berra 7/12/2005
6. Finding Love In The All Night Grocery 6/23/2005
7. Why I Could Be A Mystic 2/17/2005
8. Afterimage 7/26/2005
9. Vanishing Point 2/22/2005
10. As Usual 2/23/2005
11. She Often Spoke 7/26/2005
12. Avoiding History 6/23/2005

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Avoiding History

avoiding history is a family tradition,
draft dodging, missing wars, as far
back as my fathers go, I find
no soldiers, no warriors and also
no lovers. we don't write
in my family, we withdraw
our stories on objection, stop
telling them. we keep secrets.

I keep my own secrets and rarely
tell them, keep my truth
from coming back to hurt me.
I learn slowly but I learn well,
to keep my secrets, avoid history.
I avoided history by protesting war
and by refusing to marry.
I learned late, but I learned well.
your eyes tell your history, your ...

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