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Confessions of an Ex-Elder
"In the early days / before the great divorce / we used the dreadful language / of compliance..."
. . . and a woman named Martha received him into her house. Luke 10:38
"When I biked up the hills / to your house, I saw you / planting bulbs in your yard..."
"Some saints point with wooden spoons, and pray with brooms..."
Benediction, Eastern Correctional
"Seated in a circle in the small room allowed us, the men wear their prison greens, like gas station attendants..."
Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes
Dear Mr./Ms. [Insert Name Here]: We are sorry writing to inform youof the death of your son/daughter [Choose one]. As…
Poems by recognized poet and clerk of Cuba Yearly Meeting of Friends.
Jorge Luis Peña Reyes
"Beyond the wall the distant roses shone, / the roses not their roses, not their own..."
Right Plant, Right Place
Since we chose our seeds / to cast upon rocky soil, / let's not blame the ground.
If You Can’t Love an Ordinary Bird
"If you can’t love an ordinary bird, / a cardinal, for example, on a branch..."
"Locked out after Letterman, / hesitant to knock, / I tried to find my keys..."
The Second Million Miles
"Sometimes you need / to learn to travel in the quiet."
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