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Wishlist

And when the rain comes, so many dreams remembered to wonder, cradled.   (Wish Piece III by Yoko Ono)

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The Ballad of Yoko

The hate mail and small-hearted slander did not stop her voice from cueing up soft in the center stones to sing and cheer on the slowest runners en route to heaven.

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Grayscale

For millennia, a cross that stones bear nobly– mute throughout the din.   (Installation by Yoko Ono)

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Orchid

Reverence, trust, the distance of islands pinned to space; every disquieting cut moving her closer and closer to the irremediable candor of grace.   (Image: Yoko Ono)

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Stones

A poem inspired by Yoko Ono’s “Cleaning Piece.” At the carnival I was most intrigued by the stone-swallower. A waifish bronze-skinned lady with dark hair, plaited, and slender fingers. I was rapt, watching the way she carefully arranged the stones … Continue reading

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Yoko Ono

Woman, vimming grace, there is no need to explain– Your fire, your fate.

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Wish

Floating syllables, woolen sheafs of memory– Heaven’s lent ear, toned.

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Altar

At the blank altar, a woman swallowed hard truths– no stone left unturned.

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Gathering

Fantail of spraylight, touching upon gray matter– stones gather to pray.

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Found

Notes from underground, written by future-self, now– once was lost, now found.

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