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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Month 2:8

Every fall, New England breaks out

with a bad case of the mumps —

endless landscapes of chrysanthemums.

 

by Therese L. Broderick

Month 2:7

Gossip: a tornado which can’t be seen

until it churns up enough grit, dirt, muck,

and backyard plastic flowers.

 

by Therese L. Broderick

 

NOTE: Some tornadoes remain invisible until they gather debris.

Month 2:6

I drive at midnight through the wilderness refuge

known as Montezuma. Trapped in the dark, I can feel

my seatbelt tighten, that snake across my lap.

 

by Therese L. Broderick

Month 2:5

The vine covering a tree trunk

flounces its leaves, autumn red —

a neck collar ruffled, funky, vintage.

 

by Therese L. Broderick

Month 2:4

Mother and boy kneel on a warm parcel

of sidewalk, blowing bubbles through plastic wands,

watching buddha after buddha float, then pop.

by Therese L. Broderick

Month 2:3

If my life were a road sign, it would be a “Yield”

underneath graffiti.

 

by Therese L. Broderick

Month 2:2

Avarice is a beak which has grown just as long

as the rest of the bird.

 

by Therese L. Broderick

 

NOTE: One kind of hummingbird has a beak as long as its body. The beak evolved to reach inside deep flowers.

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