Max Reif Poems

Hit Title Date Added
11.
Nearer My God To Thee

What possessed us
to be so calm,
the frigid ocean below
about to take us in its jaws?
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12.
(02new!) Why We Get Out Of Bed

It's the promise of the sunrise, is it not,
that pulls us out of bed,
knowing a divine wave
has washed the world
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13.
(....02aug) As My Recovery Progresses

A little while ago
I came down to the computer
in the early morning light,
strong as a lumberjack
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14.
(.......02aug) In The Waiting Room

It was easy to leave behind
my 'medical procedure'
and my daily life
and enter
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15.
(...........22aug) In The Library

I come here not for renewal
of my books, but of myself.

The library
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16.
(001june2 07) Poet's Note To Self

Ah, when I walk in my vision,
a solid world
materializes under my feet.
Words come unbidden
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17.
Friction

the body
moving in space through time
(aging)
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18.
Remembering Dad At The Lawyer's

1. The Wrongful Death

I'm at the Hobart Law Firm
In downtown St. Louis.
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19.
(.01june9 07) The Adventures Of My Poems

1.
My poems have their moods.
Sometimes they feel shy,
tired of the scrutiny of eyes,
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20.
(......July28) Poetic Husbandry

These herds
of words
need a shepherd —
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