Max Reif Poems

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31.
(06new!) Another Poem On The Balcony

I sit in the walled
bunker of my mind,
perched on its revolving turret,
looking through its windows, and see
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32.
(.....July24) The Partnership

I could say the partnership
begins when my day begins,
but in fact it's as 24/7
as an all-night diner.
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33.
The Best Things

The best things
have their day

and then a night
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34.
How?

And how can all the blood
that pours from wars,
the stain of all the greed,
and hate's black shadow
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35.
A Few Rooms

The room where a young boy
beheld toy soldiers' bedspread battles,
great legions clashing in still air —
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36.
.26) My Poems Have Their Moods

Sometimes my poems are shy,
tired of the scrutiny of eyes,
tired of being undressed.
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37.
(.................14sept4) Parable

A stern figure
blocked my way,
said, 'Not this path.'
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38.
I Refuse To Be 'Maxwell'*

I refuse to be 'Maxwell',
Though that is my name.
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39.
Walking Two Successive Blocks Of The Iron Horse Trail

Pleasant Hill, CA

1.
Civilization. Carpet of grass.
A few trees here and there for shade.
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40.
(..02july3) Hotcakes And Flapjacks

Well, years ago I went down
to MacDonald's in the Embarcadero
in SF for breakfast,
and I read the menu and felt hungry,
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