CHANMING YUAN : Butterfly: A Parallel Poem
JANE HUTTO : Breakaway
MARK PHILLIPS : Upon Awaking
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Butterfly: A Parallel Poem Breakaway Upon Awaking


CHANMING YUAN
Butterfly: A Parallel Poem
as if to light the candle reached out from the dark window a white butterfly keeps beating its wings against evening, stopping by every household, delivering the same message to the local residents though they do not seem to want to take it you will never forget this single butterfly mono-coloured, yet karma-led
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JANE HUTTO
Breakaway
When expectations run askew, Prohibited (perhaps) By superior resolutions, I earnestly seek some elbowroom, A harbor where they say, "It's your choice," or "Go where the road leads. . ." I don't need harvest fields right now And west winds at my back, but should Dixie decanters overflow from dank cellars, While Derek's bay bolts at some woodland Sprite, I'll brook whatever comes, Self-assured that all is well, Granted I get enough space.
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Butterfly: A Parallel Poem Breakaway Upon Awaking


MARK PHILLIPS
Upon Awaking
When I opened the blinds to the bright fog That squeezed my watery heart I tried to write with dry eyes And found sheetless ink facing me. Two squirrels played tag between Cross-street houses, scurrying across Asphalt thinly washed overnight. I am empty as the air, Thick as the fog, Restless as a squirrel without A playmate. I see beauty everywhere, Roses with headbands of dew, Newgrain green and waiting the sun. I see beauty everywhere, Except in my old heart that Is lonesome among friends And dies for wishes unfulfilled. Fog, break the silence that Races in rehearsed tales of Limp stalks in my mind, Frayed strains of friends too Old and Too far. And let me hold the sunlight In my hand for a moment or more While I wait for imperfect memories To be burned away.
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CHANMING YUAN : Butterfly: A Parallel Poem
JANE HUTTO : Breakaway
MARK PHILLIPS : Upon Awaking

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