A Sample: Starting From Here

First Fire

    for Richard

In the kiln,
fire like hell
like love like
trust freezes
clay to stone.

Each survivor
is a Phoenix,
cloaked in
earthen hues
and glazed
to celebrate

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

When Wild Turkeys Come Out of the Woods

Early mornings they assemble,
thinking turkey thoughts and
gliding through the grass.

The males fan and puff and
waltz around rocks, while
the females studiously ignore
such frippery. They keep
their heads down in search
of breakfast and pray
for abstinence.

Copyright © 1996 by Jerome W. Freeman. All rights reserved.

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