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You are using a heritage legacy
Browser HELP CENTER that worked just fine and met
All your home and business needs but which some
Shaven-headed twit in a cartoon tee
Ditched…

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Colorful Carrots

Springtime is here!
So full of color and cheer!
The flowers reveal their pretty heads
Green is coming instead of brown and red

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A Second Covid Easter

Last year the Holy Mass was forbidden by law
An eleventh plague blighted land and air
And so for us there was no exodus
From the brick pits in which we found ourselves

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A Sequence of Poems for Holy Week

The air is thurified – the incense given
Our Lord upon His birth is fumed at last;
The censer’s chains, clanking like manacles
Offend against the silence at the end of Mass

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Palm Sunday Well-Sanitized

There is social distancing in Jerusalem
Mostly among Romans and Greeks and Jews
Who don’t much like each other anyway –
How is this day different from all other days?

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Making Maids

I fell asleep thinking about swollen river banks –  it’s
Rained for two days straight. Overnight, 
Thunder rolled outside as I rolled over
In my sleep, and woke
Thinking of Moses…

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When You are Chosen as Poet Laureate

Do you suppose someday you’ll see your name
In the content pages of an Oxford book
An Oxford book of verse for this or that
Among the greats (who will want your autograph)

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The Ministry of Clockery

Change for the sake of change – spare change? Spare change?
There must be a Ministry of Clockery
With Cratchit-y clerks drawing clocks at their desks
Supervised by a Scrooge of Clockery

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Citizen Potato Head is a Class Enemy

“Mr.” indeed! No, no, Citizen Potato Head!
Bourgeois titles are forbidden by law
As are toys lacking in social realism
Clearly you are no good Comrade of ours

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Someday a New Arthur

Someday a new Merlin among the ruins
Will give a new Arthur a trove of hidden books:
Chaucer and Milton, Shakespeare, Coleridge, Keats
And maybe even long silent Malory…

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Ice Wednesday

Many crosses of ice but no ashes
Trees sagging from the icicles dragging
Little birds desperate for last summer’s seeds
The ice ground whitening, whitening, disappearing

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An Alphabetic Acrostic

Abba Father, what am I that thou wouldst knowledge me?
Behold, I am iniquitous and unclean!
Cleanse me and clean me within!

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If Your Life Were a Time Capsule

If your life were a time capsule of sorts
In what cornerstone would you brick in
Against a mysterious opening day
When someone in the future would open you up…

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This Fog Won’t Last

Oh, no. The night is misty indeed, but the stars –
The stars still shine; be brave, and look for them.

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Karens

I love me my Karens, good, sweet, and kind:
Junior high love-notes and school yard flirtations…

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