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Summer Shorts

Summer Shorts

Elixir Sipped cup of words strong brew milked mind sweetened tongue.     To be Turn up quiet shut down noise inside out outside in begin.     Wonder Full Smile stretch forget frown witness baby’s first step       Ponder Not knowing hopeful Know it all hopeless.       Distracted Look over [...]

On Hold

On Hold

Phone rings 3:10 a.m. dad in hospital come now heart races little girl in white dress snaps to attention 3,000 miles last seat on flight feels different this time frail man in a chair my knees want to buckle hi dad I’m here Gerdie is that you? Yes, it’s me I feel him slipping away [...]

“Target”

“Target”

  Copyright © 2014 Book 2:  Alterations | Thread Light Through Eye of Storm by Gerda Govine ~~~ Gerda Govine Ituarte’s new publication, Oh, Where Is My Candle Hat?, is a handmade limited edition poetry art book written in English and Spanish with original artwork by Luis Ituarte (Poetry Art Book Station). She states that “writing poetry allows [...]

Via de Guadalupe/South of the Border

Via de Guadalupe/South of the Border

He appeared inside a blink   walked out of the vineyard sun at his back   elbowed a space in my eyes   curiosity took hold   breeze whistled softly silence expectant his outfit beige linen suit   white shirt no collar white mexican cowboy hat   band that matched caramel suede vest   brown leather satchel tilted shoulder feet in leather [...]

Wordless Warrior

Wordless Warrior

Fighting was her calling card one she proudly claimed tough   dare on two feet foul mouth  gestures sweet 16 smile detoured eyes hunt for prey flash don’t mess with me Why do you fight? silence averted eyes head down squirms Why do you fight? age-old voice surprisingly soft ‘Cause I don’t know what words to [...]

Mothers Who Carry Their Own Water

Mothers Who Carry Their Own Water

When there is no well       land is parched mouth dusty       skin cracked bloody fingers plant       nourish thorn less roses that blush beauty lean into wind of change       find warmth in cold places refuse to stay stuck       lay down in assigned [...]

Mountain Glory

Mountain Glory

Light red look north picture perfect day mountains a touch away command a second look rocks fused by earth’s dance cracked sharp ridges finger smooth surfaces shadowy images play hide and seek peaks startle sky take it in light green drive along smile beauty hitch ride.   Copyright © Gerda Govine Ituarte Gerda will be [...]

“Snapshot”

“Snapshot”

Memories cherished polaroid pictures witness good old days family barbecue khaki shorts colorful halters strappy sandals sunlight glare glasses shade eyes ice cold drinks comfort niceness floats wrapped in pink chiffon dusk drop polite questions unhinge answers babies born dash of death couples recoupled kids off to work college jail mother father hood rain of [...]

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