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A Painting of Geese

by Christopher Raley   i. Are they landing or heaving wings to beak-point sky?   Or do they make for the bare tree? If geese like trees . . . I guess they’re geese.   ii. It’s all angles, dark … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Pose

by Christopher Raley   It’s the farmer’s pose, the self-enclosed hug of the self-contained man.  Hands grasp elbows eyes look to earth and lips roll over a purse. I look instinctively for the grass stem.   He wears the stance … Continue reading

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Tree #1

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Christmas

by Christopher Raley, who tried to write a pleasant Christmas poem and ended up with this.   Let a bow be for the angel, indistinct in all but shape, and white. She receives the tree and her skirt entwines brown … Continue reading

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