Monthly Archives: February 2015

DEEP IN FOURTH GRADE

She softly cradles an ant hidden in her palm during math. Better than long division, it creeps along her thumb. Her tan eyes follow this friend. Teacher tries to grab her with divisors, remainders. Some kids get it. Others scratch … Continue reading

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Two California Drought Poems

RESISTING THE DROUGHT Owls’ deep echoes flow from midnight, night’s center, when the Bear and the Queen dance around the North Star. “Humpf! Humpf! Humpf!” Night birds’ songs wander among oaks, travel to dawn. The earth’s feverish. Dust and drought … Continue reading

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