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Here are some poems I’ve enjoyed recently.
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A neat poem about gender, power and the mundane: “perhaps though / boredom is happier.”
Two jaunty, tongue in cheek poems that use quirky metaphors from the natural world to explore themes of ancestry and identity.
A different perspective of nature. A poem about the vague notion of wanting to feel light and free.
His father dies and he wonders if he should update Facebook: “People will like that.” It’s a very poignant poem. Do read it.
A touching poem. Looking back on a teen friendship.
Wonderful poem – man against the world. Also just a refreshing insightful look at ancient sculpture. Loved it.