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Peter Blair: After Image

In December, the shadows of tree trunks
stay long all day, dark compasses pointing
northwest to northeast by afternoon.

December 10, 2022 · 2 Comments

Peter Blair: Hibernation

Morning breaks
blue in the open spaces
through limbs

December 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Peter Blair: Variegation

After rain dries,
the shadows of leaves
star the white cement

September 28, 2021 · 1 Comment

Peter Blair: Estivation

Against blue dusk
a bat dives, veers
over the bank, dips,
swoops up
above the library

June 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Peter Blair: Vernation

On the road by the arena,
puddles fill ditches
and flaxen rushes wave
in March rain.

March 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Peter Blair: Captain Adam on Mars

  Tribes Picked by U.S. to Fight Taliban, Get Tied Up in Own Feud;                         ‘If They Take Our Land, We’ll Kill Them All.’ Wall Street Journal   Hot dust … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Peter Blair: Dying in the Hospital, My Mother Speaks on My Birthday

The only time I had a police escort was your birth. The pains hit 3 minutes apart. I called Dad home. Why didn’t I take a cab? Mrs. Headley asked … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Peter Blair: Off the Road

One February dawn, a laundry bag over my shoulder, weighed down with clothes, tablets, the Bhagavad-Gita, On the Road, I hitch-hike the Edgewood ramp of the Parkway West, join the … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Peter Blair: Between Me and the Light

Through the transverse slats of a blind, a window screen’s fine-woven steel net is lit by a star, no, only a tiny hole in the mesh against the pale rose … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Peter Blair: Portrait in Plate Glass

Dim in each angle, not much of me stares back. A lot of light gets through into the store’s dark interior. What did Virgil call it: a shade? “You are … Continue reading

December 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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