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When His Words Become Hands

His words could become sharp as corners

And trap you there

Flailing in his grasp

They could pinch your skin

Until you cried

And cried

Throughout your shifts

They could catch your wrists and stop you

From moving on

From moving

They could lock the doors, no leaving

They could shame you and shrink you

They could come flying in from an open window,

A buzzing phon...

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March 4th

Glowing blue sky without a cloud
50 degree F or so
Greeted me and the brown pitbull
yesterday
I said out loud, March third,
and it looks like Spring is springing--
Bird song was louder, and hope
was in the air

Flakes of icy precipitation with a slate sky
25 degrees
the sound of pellets against my jacket
accosted me today
It is my custom to audibly say the date
When I take the dog ou...

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