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Poetry Series: No. 10 – “Emerging”

Emerging © 2011 Leslie I. Benson From “Emerging: A Collection of Poems” Available for purchase on Blurb.com. I am emerging broken from beneath the dusty earthen cubby-hole in which I hid shadowed for four point five years My arms lay cracked and rough at the elbows blistered red dragging my limp body through sludge and… Continue reading Poetry Series: No. 10 – “Emerging”

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Poetry Series: No. 9 – “Ferrets Do Not Belong in Dishwashers”

Ferrets Do Not Belong in Dishwashers © 2011 Leslie I. Benson From “Emerging: A Collection of Poems” Available for purchase on Blurb.com. Ferrets DO NOT belong in dishwashers or ovens or bathtubs or underwear drawers or laundry baskets or grocery bags or the interior of beds and couches Ferrets DO NOT normally gyrate their hips… Continue reading Poetry Series: No. 9 – “Ferrets Do Not Belong in Dishwashers”

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Poetry Series: No. 8 – “Blue Sunrise”

Blue Sunrise © 2011 Leslie I. Benson From “Emerging: A Collection of Poems” Available for purchase on Blurb.com. Your arms fold around me, lotus petals holding their core; entwined, spiritual origami. From your azure gaze to the glint in mine, so much is said without words. Then you speak of home — memories of your… Continue reading Poetry Series: No. 8 – “Blue Sunrise”

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Poetry Series: No. 7 – “Blesséd Are”

Blesséd Are… © 2011 Leslie I. Benson From “Emerging: A Collection of Poems” Available for purchase on Blurb.com. Blesséd are the huddled masses praying in their bomb shelters for peace and white rain from ashes and ruin Blesséd are those tender charcoal cinders and scattered shrouded spirits mourning on the hillside chanting in circles around… Continue reading Poetry Series: No. 7 – “Blesséd Are”