Two Poems by Judy DeCroce

darkening-sky
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We Keep the Words
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will we forget the darkening summer—
   praise its many colors
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and mumble a prayer
but
regret means nothing to nature
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what unnecessary words should we say
as the tree comes down
.
fingers once brushing sky
the grasses holding flush
.
its fullness gone
the green arch only scant left
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perhaps—the word is
   Amen.
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Empty Spaces
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understanding in one single push how it goes
eyes into fog                fog into bones
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empty spaces choose stories
when there is wind, whisper, or thunder
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conversations drift up
and you listen keenly to a crew dead 30 years
and the cadence blowing below and above the waves
while the ocean only sighs
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Judy-DeCroce-portrait-small-size
Judy DeCroce, is an educator, poet/flash fiction writer and avid reader whose works have been published by Plato’s Cave online, Pilcrow & Dagger, Amethyst Review, Tigershark Publishing, The BeZine and many others. As a professional storyteller and teacher of that genre, she also offers, workshops in flash fiction. Judy lives and works in upstate New York with her husband poet/artist, Antoni Ooto.
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