Dailies 4/27/17: 2 Spring-related poems, plus 1 on substitutes & 1 about living next to someone who sees 1 as a threat due to 1’s race

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Benjamin S. Grossberg – Spring Helps 

Spring helps. The theme of back to life
still appears to have a little pull.
Despite me? Well. almost. Distraction
helps, too—such close kin

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David Budbill – The First Green of Spring

Out walking in the swamp picking cowslip, marsh marigold,
this sweet first green of spring. Now sautéed in a pan melting
to a deeper green than ever they were alive, this green, this life,

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Marcus Wicker – Close Encounters

I was a real cute kid. Ask anybody. My father
likes to tell a story about a modeling scout

who spotted us out midday shopping
at the Briarwood Mall. Imagine five-year-old me,

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Adrienne Su – Substitutions

 

Balsamic, for Zhenjiang vinegar.
Letters, for the family gathered.

A Cuisinart, for many hands.
Petty burglars, for warring bands.

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