erikhansen67 4-17
Slow down the years
A tired town lingers
Hanging on by just
A thread
Unravelled from a well worn
Coat that clings
To cardboard cut out
Scarecrow shoulders.
Broken apple crates
Lean in drunken stacks
And the green sea of suckers
Rises up in its hungry overgrowth to swallow idle tractors
And broke wheeled wagons
By the hundreds. Erik Hansen 2015

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erikhansen67 The pools are temporary
Full for a time
Drying up now, receding
They leave their stain
Upon the flattened leaves
Like symbols
The likenesses of Gods
Nearly forgotten
Ghosting the niches
In human consciousness
Trailing shared memories
Across the timeless skies
Watching, waiting
For their inevitable filling
To begin again. Erik Hansen 2015

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3d

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erikhansen67 Cracked pavement
Cracked sidewalks
The heat rises from it
Stinging smog drifts
Into itching eyes
Seek it out
That blossom striving forth
From the splits
In asphalt streams. Erik Hansen 2015

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4d

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erikhansen67 Spring days like this
Bring to mind brightly
Oxford, the Thames
Its murky waters put to shame
By the green, grassy banks
Sloping gently towards her
Pubs beckoned and we answered
Their gritty come ons
And whisky whispers
To stagger over
The Folly Bridge pints full
Your tight wire act amusing
Even after the silence
Then the splash
As you tumbled off
And in. Erik Hansen 2015

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erikhansen67 Ink

The distinction lies
Within the paragraph
Each sentence
Handed down
Read line by line
Between them too
Perspective becomes
A line to cross
A lie to fabricate
A conversation initiated
Upon a point
Decided on
A heavy pen
Poised
Over Dollar Store paper
A nickel plated dream
Rusted in their minds. Erik Hansen 2015

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erikhansen67 Four Twelve

Sixty degrees fahrenheit
Sun soaked skin
Warmed through
To your toes
Blood moves
Molasses
A nap
Sounds pretty good
Right now.

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erikhansen67 Four Ten

Slow melting snow
Exposes piles of month old
Deer shit
Dead mice and dead brown oats
Cast offs
Of winter's careless wake
Exposed to the sun
That sits higher in the sky
Plans revealed
Like lines on your hands
Fortunes and fates
Gods and flaws.

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erikhansen67 4*9 The ache in your hands
Will not go away
Arthritic joints
Crumbling cartilage
Stumbling through days
Years ago you were a flame
Meteoric
Euphoric
A dark star
Slipping behind the shadow
Of a moon waxed full
Awake with the knowledge
That love was made of gravity
Awake with the fear
That comes to us all
Slick with sweat
Alone in the night
Aware that the promise
Was in the ending.

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erikhansen67 Fore Ate

The walls are close
Rough to the touch
Familiar friends
I can talk to again
The cot creaks
As I rise reluctant
Or lay down exhausted
A single light extinguished
Without my say.

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erikhansen67 Four Seven

Your stomach churns
With the questions
Where are they?
What happened?
How?
Why?
Clouds obscure the sun
Rains come and never cease
Hope is a paralytic
We long for the grief
To move on.

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erikhansen67 Four Six

Ice out in the swamp
Open water
A chorus of frogs
Telltale signs
Of a tardy springs'
Welcome arrival.
The dirt stained snow
In the front yard
Hangs on like
Lint upon a black jacket
Unwanted
Tenacious.

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2w

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erikhansen67 Witness

The wood
The splinters
The weight
You don't mind though.
You are a carpenter after all.
Its the careless crowning
The thorns
The lash
How they all just stand back
And watch
Doing nothing.
Let us all witness
Forgiveness.
Let us all be blessed
In time.

4/3/15

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2w

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erikhansen67 Run

That wet scream
In the close distance
Muffled by darkness
Prickles at the roots
Of your hair
Scalp deep
You wish you could run
Fast and far
But which way?

4/2/15

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2w

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erikhansen67 Fly the kite
See the stars
Ride the bike
Dream of Mars
Close the door
Read the book
Still the words
Endure the looks
Pencils and pens
Become your voice
Silence comes
Make your choice

4/1/15
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erikhansen67 #poem #poet #poetry #writing #creativewriting #Tuesday #amwriting #CT #outdoors #March The mind and memory
Tell the stories
The heart and blood
Paint the pictures
The wounding is necessary
As is the healing
Its traces followed
In the paths of the scars
Living proof
That the day was won.

3/31/15
3w

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