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I have 166 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
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The Obligatory Snow Poem

I have spent the afternoon in 1961, and out on the quad I think I witness Adolf Eichmann building a snowman.


I sit in the trees that are made from amber glass, making notes, and think of another tree growing in Jerusalem for those who invented God.

Games People Play

I'm looking down through the blue gloom to a heart-shaped sea anemone that blooms purple like a familiar bruise.

Notes on a Long-Haul Flight

Bucharest is a spider's web heavy with dew. It mirrors the sky; a black expanse littered with glass, the blight mark of a fallen chandelier. A cracked wind-shield.
Gold cherry

My Family and Other Animals

Most mornings I wake at dawn. My sister snores opposite me in the double bed she claimed. "But I sleep diagonally!" "That's not a disability." There's no reasoning with some people.


3 of my comments have received 3 Great Feedback votes

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This is full of such

Posted on Sat, 06 Feb 2010

This is full of such gorgeous imagery, Maddie - and it's very atmospheric. I love: 'blossom sketched against bark; fragmentary blooms suddenly full,' Magic xxxRead full comment

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'Reflections drawn from

Posted on Sat, 05 Jul 2008

'Reflections drawn from heart shaped mirrors' Such a poignant line! And I too love how the structure of the poem relates to the movement of a carousel.Read full comment

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This is such a beautiful

Posted on Wed, 25 Jun 2008

This is such a beautiful poem, the subtle rhyme scheme really adds to the rhythm of the poem - and the imagery is superlative!Read full comment

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