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Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: When Christina Called

And when he was little and screamed 
because the circus in town was rained out
she then told him to wait–to please wait–
that old issue of trust in the steady gods

October 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Writing Prompt #2 | An Imaginary Phone Call

Make an imaginary phone call to some person or thing to tell them something you never told them.

December 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Entertaining Strangers

Come to my hospitality table– I will feed you from every pot I will allow you to wear my clothes, my blue kimono, my black hat.   I will call … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Guided Imagery — With Respect for the Sea’s Language

Yesterday someone said “See grief through God’s eyes” and when I try to do that I rescue the memory of  blue mist an image that draws from shadows:   I … Continue reading

June 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Putting Together The World’s Craziness

To see a row of cars like a line of raisins in your hand—civic, legacy, raisin   to see from this fauve window in this antiseptic room a Professor full … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: A Measure

When there had to be a gift through rubble to tell the children not to continue on that killer path and there was a little kindness it was a little … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Train Dance

So many vacant eyes with a history of not making trouble move up as reprimand on Bleeker and Union Square and the train pushes on—and then a small man disturbs … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: What Are We Supposed To Do On This Earth

After not speaking for days and days the voice comes out a brilliant little square to remind you of the geometry of sound And you go no louder no matter … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

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