Maple Trail Poems

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1.
Once I Saw You

Once,
I saw you (almost) raise your hand
then smile toward me…
but I was already too far away to speak
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2.
If Not For Me

Now that your poems
don't sing of me
no need to choose colors carefully
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3.
11,000 Days

Of my eleven thousand days or so
I think most about the autumns
about finding leaves for biology class
seeing the thighs I mean girls in shorts
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4.
How Many

I asked the teacher
“Have more been killed
than have killed? ”
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5.
The 1st Ones I Noticed

The first ones
took hold of me
like a huge bear hug
from the librarian
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6.
Jo Ann Comma Waif

In April
she came home from the city
brightly clad in flower power
bubbling with tales of life larger
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7.
Cairns

He did not graduate with an MFA
or have an award for his lapel
No screen in hand
so they did not see him
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