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1.
.34) Tone Poem: The Finale, 'Leonard Cohen — I'M Your Man'
He stands at the mic,
craggy faded eagle
in a grey suit, singing the verse
in a voice of smoke
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2.
(....................16sept) My Argument With Grammar
Nature's conjunctions are invisible,
everything's conjoined, and language
only a dimwitted mimic
running behind.
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3.
(03new!) Beyond The Hills
I gazed across the valley
at the mute, brown hills beyond,
dappled with dark, round, oaks,
that remind me of Africa's veld.
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4.
A Gorilla In My Back Yard
There's a gorilla in my back yard.
I'm making friends with him,
approaching cautiously,
as he moves toward my world.
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5.
(......01july20) In A Minor Key-Letter To Leonard Cohen*
Dear Leonard Cohen,

Strumming and singing
my favorite songs of yours,
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6.
(..................14sept1) Infusion
I weep at the purity of a little girl
carrying a cup of hot chocolate
carefully across the room.
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7.
Analogy: President Bush And Iraq
The problem is pike:
someone dropped
a pair in the lake,
and these savage predators
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8.
Your Fathers (1985)
Your fathers enjoyed things,
your fathers got their hearts broken too.
They were young, they were small,
they were cared for by their parents,
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9.
.35) Time: A Meditation
The bird of Time sat on a branch.
I thought to clip her wings, and so
I climbed upon her back — alas,
the bird took flight again, and now
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10.
(..................14sept2) Portrait: Two Men
The two men
walk together like overgrown boys,
a jaunty humor jingling between them.
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