Dailies 6/22/17: how suffering takes place while dad smears on The BBQ sauce. + A summer night, a valley view, & what happens when your life shrinks to the size of a midge.

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Candice Reffe– My Life Shrinks to the Size of a Midge

The one that flew into my mouth, its wet wings banging
my throat cage, the bloated scent of sea, low decibel
feeling something’s coming inexorable as a red
dress, ruched storm cloud contracting as my
face contracts my face a motor boat idling

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Mark Cox – Lemon Icing

(After Auden) 

About suffering they were never wrong.
How it takes place while dad smears on
The BBQ sauce, while mother adjusts
A cafe-style umbrella. Here, the boy rests

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Irene Blair Honeycut – Blessing

May time grant you the lasting memory of the summer night
********on Jonas Ridge when we were walking the dogs, late—

the white rail fence, our guide.

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Kathleen Ossip – A Valley View

To my left,
you, in the driver’s seat.
Chlorophyll, to my right,

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