Larry Smith

Mingo Junction, Ohio
Larry Smith
Mingo Junction, Ohio

Poems

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1.
Pulling Wild Thistle
We work for hours
at my son’s house
trimming grass, pulling weeds.
The thistle are taller
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2.
Fishing The Lake
What we came for, and what arrives.

My grandson and I walk out the pier
all the way to the lighthouse,
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3.
Blossomings
for Zoe Miranda and Alyssa Ann

As I gaze into the faces
of our new granddaughters
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4.
Tu Fu Counts His Blessings
Sparrows gather in the back yard
and sit on the fence posts
without any necks. Last summer
we fed them sunflower seeds.
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5.
New Breath
My wife agrees to babysit overnight
our new granddaughter—Zoe Miranda.
“They need some time alone, ” she says,
and I think aloud “And so do we.”
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6.
Milltown Resurection
MILLTOWN RESURECTION

I park before the old hardware store
stare into the darkness.
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7.
Late Afternoon In The Nursingh Home
LATE AFTERNOON AT THE NURSING HOME

We sit near the window whiling the hours
out of the day, till she tells us, “I want to
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8.
A Story Of War
A Story of War
Larry Smith

My grandson and I visit the history museum.
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9.
Spreading The Word
Driving to a poetry read at night
through Ohio’s frosted fields
we talk our way there
past the dark prison in Mansfield
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10.
Winter Morning
Fresh snow on the ground
beneath the bird feeders
tilting in the wind
soft light before dawn.
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