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Carolyn Miller: Sunset on the 38 Geary

Each face staring straight ahead, no one speaking,
each rider holding the day carefully, like an egg,
past the piroshki bakeries, past the restaurants
selling pho and bulgoki and Shanghai dumplings
and carnitas, past the Church of the Star of the Sea

May 1, 2023 · 9 Comments

Carolyn Miller: Street Trees of San Francisco

despite everything
that keeps going wrong—the ginkgos,
opening tiny green fans.

March 20, 2023 · 1 Comment

Carolyn Miller: Rapture

When they said the world was coming to an end,
I thought about my brother, his long limbs,
his good shoulders and thick hair, his small
white teeth, his beautiful feet at the end
of the hospital bed.

February 26, 2023 · 9 Comments

Carolyn Miller: By the Time

By the time the light reaches us, empty
sunflower fields are pitted with more craters.

May 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

Carolyn Miller: Three Poems

And in the evening, after the sun had set 
and the birds were alighting in the trees, my mother, 
in her housedress and apron and cheap leather shoes 
and my father’s dress socks, went out to water the flowers…

March 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

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