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Nona and the Polenta
—For Ian, Sadie, April: your great-grandmother’s story Lombardia was a banquet before the Germans carvedthe green hills with their black…
Timing is everything, sages say Girls learn it as early as double-Dutch jump rope Your turn comes up, you wait,…
When They Ask You to Pray
When they ask you to praythey will, in most cases,bow their heads and close their eyesand wait. And they will…
It’s a long hike from the center of space. I hike, nevertheless, towards Des Moines. . . . It’s a…
Bear Jack Gebhardt
Old Liza Tells of Love
When you love, it’s true, you don’t see bad teeth, or turnip toes peeking from the cutaway shoe, or if…
FJ Poetry: "Beneath the feeder ..."
How to Attend a Quaker Meeting for the First Time
FJ Poetry: "In the old meetinghouse ..."
(Two Poems for Saint Thérèse of Lisieux)
FJ Poetry: "Kitchen. I peel back belief like the rings of an onion, ..."
So It Goes
FJ Poetry: "We advance in this life ..."
FJ Poetry: "In a black transport chair, ..."
FJ Poetry: "Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, ..."
FJ Poetry: "Sitting in bed she gazes at the river, ..."
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