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Seduction Technique

Seduction Technique   You can call me crippled so long as you don’t try to kiss me, And go ahead! kiss me under the Mulberry tree so long as You wait ‘til dark.   I have nowhere to be ever since last spring when a bad hand   Lost me my savings, a sack full of mismatched-misshapen Buttons and a postcard from Tulsa addressed to one “Marie with the limp~”   Romantic that I am,…

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9/11 Attacks, Poems

Tuesdays in September – 9/11 Poetry

I have no harrowing story related to the events of 9/11, no personal tragedy. Seven-year-old me was safely tucked away in a classroom at James M. Brown Elementary School. That’s in Walhalla, South Carolina, notable for some suspect Southern hospitality and their annual Oktoberfest. It’s also just a twenty-minute drive down the mountain to the schoolhouse, versus the winding half-hour it takes to reach North Georgia. And though my mother is originally from Long Island, New York and I have extended family in Connecticut, on that Tuesday morning in 2001 as we pulled out of the driveway of our farm, I was more preoccupied with the well being of my puppy than impending terrorist attacks.

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