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Rachel Hadas: That Patch of Warmth

August. Midday. Look up: flawless sky
until a cloud sprouts; sidles; suddenly
blots out the sun. Wind troubles the trees

August 10, 2022 · 2 Comments

Arlene Weiner: More

Before he could speak my grandson learned
two signs, Finished, More,
like the first wordless words
at the breast, turning the head
or latching on.

June 4, 2022 · 4 Comments

Rachel Hadas: Sourdough Starter

One batch of sourdough starter, it is said,
can trace its lineage generations back.
Each fresh loaf carries on the tangy smack…

May 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Breaking Bread

Although we call it breaking bread there are few acts of breaking less violent than this, and though dinners sometimes erupt, and lunches boil over into menace and disgust, the … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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