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“A Few Haiku (46)”

(c) 2022 by Michael L. Utley (#271) blurred images anda smudge of words on a pageis this all I am ….. (#272) puddle of cold waxwhere my candle burned outwaiting for the light ….. (#273) thirty-six hoursbetween my tears and your deatha lifetime since then ….. (#274) fallow fields, dry pondsfences in disrepairlong-dead memories ….. …

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“It’s Not Lost” chosen for collaborative Poetry Partners project at The Skeptic’s Kaddish

I’m pleased and honored to let you know my poem “It’s Not Lost” has been chosen for a Poetry Partners collaboration on The Skeptic’s Kaddish website. Many thanks to David Bogomolny for including my poem in his collaborative project. Please check out David’s blog to read the collaboration here. David is a prolific and amazingly …

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“You There”

“You There”(c) 2022 by Michael L. Utley I can only bleed so muchbut it’s never enoughto satisfy you, is itnevermind my shattered souland flesh flayed wideno secrets leftno shadowed cleftsto hide what’s left of mejust the cold glare of realityand the medicinal stenchof silent eternity you therewho wields the hammerof sanitywhose blood-caked handscrush worldswhose vacuous …

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