Friend Poem No. 3
Family

Friend Poem No. 3

I have a friend Named Julia. She sometimes writes me letters– Snail mail– In cards she has designed herself, Her practiced hand switching from script to CAPS. She writes of saints, Flowers, Love, Friendship. She picks flowers, Sketches heaven, Buys dark chocolate. She cuts her hair short, Announces to her office that They will be … Continue reading

Friend Poem No. 2
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Friend Poem No. 2

I have a friend Named Joseph A nation-known legend Brilliant at musical score. Other people tell me this But we rarely speak of it. Sometimes we call each other With good reason, too– Busy, bustling business. Only–he laughs too easily, And then I do, too, And we digress over and Over and over Into story … Continue reading

Friend Poem No. 1
Family

Friend Poem No. 1

I have a friend Named Noah. A Viking man– Broad and bearded. He is the Ferdinand the Bull of Vikings. His solid shoulders could Plunder villages, His brawny knuckles Break through doors, Carry piglets to the ship, Him unheeding his bleeding cuts. But, He doesn’t. Sometimes he makes his sister Picnics. Her favorite foods In … Continue reading