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What Thomas Wolfe Said…

"Stucco"Original Artwork© 2013 Audrey S. RiversAll Rights Reserved

“Stucco”
Original Artwork
© 2013 Audrey S. Rivers
All Rights Reserved

“And he never had the sense of home so much as when he felt that he was going there.  

It was only when he got there that his homelessness began.”

Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again

 

I don’t exist here

not in dust

nor echoes

UR stucco heart jagged

gate fixed

Yet perdition leaks in

w/mourning doves’ censure

effacing refuge

 

 

Tweeted Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:33 p.m. CST

Jack of Hearts

Artist Rendering by Audrey Schwartz Rivers© 2013 by PoetweetryAll Rights Reserved

Artist Rendering by
Audrey Schwartz Rivers
© 2013 by Poetweetry
All Rights Reserved

 

Knave bluffs

leers retrograde rebukes

cuts hand dealt

draws black aces

Guilt’s trump card

Since he already lost

goes all in

Jokers wild

 


Tweeted on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm CST

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Rituals: At Thanksgiving Day

Happy Forgiving Day

distant kin

eat hearts out

Sudden death play-offs

tackle tribe rivalries

siblings ledger scores

Discard all leftovers

 

 

Tweeted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:07 p.m. CT

©2012 by Audrey S. Rivers & Poetweetry

First Born

Anointed

blue ribbon shrine

pristine shoes

Daddy toe waltzes

bedroom sanctum

car keys

genetic guilt

default executor

Last shovelful of dirt

 

Tweeted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. CT

©2012 by Audrey S. Rivers & Poetweetry

White Light

Do the dying tally hours

or cast moments into days?

Dwell in vicissitudes

or inconsequential dreams?

Can luminosity pierce grave’s finale?

 

 

Tweeted Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm CST

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Family Vacation

Poetweeter’s Note:  Another title change from “Family” to “Family Vacation.”

Never speak of love,

empathy, tolerance

Keep such cursed words

from lips & heart

Censor benevolence

Deny forgiveness

Welcome home

 

 

 

Tweeted Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm CDT

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Nursing Rhymes

Poetweeters Note:  I changed the title of the poem from “Nursery Rhymes” to “Nursing Rhymes.” 
 
 

Humpty tumbles

Boughs break

Cradles fall

Jack rolls down

& cracks his crown

All the king’s men useless

Bedtime fables end

 

 

 

Tweeted Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm CDT

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