Saturday Rituals…

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In the cover of morning
before anyone woke
"Don't tell your sister !"
He whispered
It's Saturday....
before the good cartoons came on
Dutifully seated, by his side,
riding off into
the morning sun,
skinny brown legs in knee socks
Two braids
eyes shining, big grin
Cause Daddy always makes her laugh
and she feel like a princess
she is his favorite afterall
in a magical kingdom all their own
with hamburgers, french fries
and ice cream with a cherry on top
but hide the glow, my love
and all the words
planted within..
lifelong seeds
When we get home.

-Saturday Rituals

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Photographs…

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you were looking
among the photos of the past
searching for the moment
the pain arrived in your eyes
i wonder if
you find it
will that free you
of that awful
wound you hold onto
like a badge of honor?

From the upcoming chapbook Moon Rising in Capricorn
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