#96 The Writing Group at Sara’s Table

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#96 The Writing Group at Sara’s Table
2004 – 11 x 15 edition of 31 – $350















The Writing Group at Sara’s Table
When we arrive,
our arms filled with poems,
you, in the next booth,
might want to move off
to the table in the corner.

At first glance,
it might appear that
there are five of us.
At second glance,
a crowd.

We are the soldiers
sent to war,
the small girl
maimed by a bomb.

We are the rain
waking the memory,
the wind, coaxing the clouds
across the sky,
lifting the white lace
of a curtain.

We are the cat
curled on the bed,
the robin in the yew bush,
God in a tutu,
French-blue lilacs in
an alabaster bowl.

The moon rolls
out of our mouths.
The dead rise up between
the pages in our hands.