Dailies 5/1/17: old roses, mindfulness, the death of a mother, & the State Para-Military Force speaks

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Donald Hall – Old Roses

White roses, tiny and old, flare among thorns
by the barn door.

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Dorianne Laux – Under the Stars

When my mother died
I was as far away
as I could be, on an arm of land
floating in the Atlantic

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Raena Shirali – The State Para-Military Force Speaks

We stood by quietly as the mosque fell. Or was pulled.
The celebration turned riot & all the idols
lay decapitated at Nirmal Nagar. The elephant

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Jacob Polley – An Age

Jackself is staying in
today, like a tool in a toolbox,
to try to just be

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