Dailies 2/5/17: maps, prayers, debris, and outliving one’s mother

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Terra Incognita – Terence Tiller 

Old sailors making landfall (but the tide
unruly and the wind uncertain) boast,
in their home port, of beauties undescribed.
Fog had kept modest all that skirted coast;

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Spring Runoff Prayer – D. A. Lockhart 

 

I pray that words
come like water
in first runoff,

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The Best Thing I Did – Ron Padgett

The best thing I did
for my mother
was to outlive her

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Débris – Lola Ridge

I love those spirits
That men stand off and point at,

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