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Tribrach: for those who love (or would like to love) poetry

“Because in times like these/ to have you listen at all, it's necessary/ to talk about trees." -Adrienne Rich, "What Kind of Times Are These"

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POEM FOR MY DAUGHTER BEFORE THE MARCH – Abby E. Murray

When your father says
he doesn’t want me to march
what he really means is
he doesn’t want you to march.

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NAUTILUS – Gus Peterson

It was a pulled thread,
a sinew strung with strain,
tune looped round our head:
make America great again.

 

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From ‘The Yellow House’ – Chiwan Choi

 

in a stranger’s music,
i heard my own voice.

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Mourning What We Thought We Were – Frank Bidart

 

We were born into an amazing experiment.

At least we thought we were. We knew there was no

escaping human nature: my grandmother

taught me that: my own pitiless nature

taught me that: but we exist inside an order, I

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ON DISTANCE (QUONDAM/QUANTUM OVERDUE NOTICE) – Liz Waldner

There are clues.

At the dinner table, he refers to Julian of Norwich as “he”;

I say, politely, “Isn’t it ‘she’?”

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