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Month 4:2

“Green Anaconda”

Too late for her: Silences as antidotes, arriving only after
every Word she knew had proved itself an Anaconda
preying upon & crushing Elephants lost in thought.
Her Language a heinous evasion, an odious bond.

by Therese L. Broderick

Month 3:25

Today’s delegation of blackbirds
assembles in our backyard trees,
their filibusters sounding to me
like “dot GOV, dot GOV, dot GOV.”


by Therese L. Broderick

Month 3:23


Lab by lab, hearts torn

from ribs and shorn

of surface cells turn gel

pale, bare flan in the hands

of Science. White organs

like beached sea creatures,

small hunted whales, Cordelias.


by Therese L. Broderick

NOTE: This piece was inspired by a NOVA television show about growing body organs.

Month 3:16

She pesters her own disposition, harries its peripheries

like a cat snagging carpet, immoderate claws

vexing nap after petty nap. Ah, but too soon tiring,

resigning. Retreating like a cat to its bed, its idle nap.


by Therese L. Broderick

Month 3:14

Today I find a ladybug on the rug

no longer alive, yet merry, ruddy —

holiday ember, first Noel bulb.


by Therese L. Broderick


Month 3:8

Week by week, wind wears away the masks

of forest leaves, exposing the ravaged heads,

those enormous vacant nests.


by Therese L. Broderick



Month 3:7 (Blue Moon)

Be among peoples who believe their future

crouches behind them, not yet seen or heard; and

their past splays before them, already known.

Look, listen, to their otherwise animal:

by Therese L. Broderick

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