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“thirty days after,” “Pivot,” and “Sour”

In Poetry by Margaret Sayers

the time for grieving ends

grief does not

so I unfurl what is no longer and smooth out the
wrinkles
my soul loosens and leans in to the unwanted hereafter
the before murmurs just beyond my hearing
my heart skips in a dissonant rhythm
comfort strikes a truce with disquiet

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“A humble little diddy about creation and all that came after” and “Answer the question”

In Poetry by Casey Killingsworth

My new thing is to look up the final scores
of baseball games before I decide whether
or not to watch the highlights because
who wants to follow a game you know
your team is going to lose anyway.

This is not a statement about my age; it’s not
even about having the luxury to piss away all
the idle time I have left. It’s about recognizing…

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