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A Poem on Oregon Trout and Lost Lure

early in the morning
there is fog on the lake
the sky slate
a perfect fishing day

hook
bait
cast
wait

a calm and patient sigh
dock
rock
set the bail and reel

a hundred tiny waves
the drip and plip of flies…

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A Poem on a Long-Ago Song

step on the pedal
wait
breathe

lonely pine
played in the dark
the quiet echoes off the walls
everyone silent, gathered
dogs settle in the hall

the notes play softly
and strengthen with time
the sound growing sadder
the keys falling in line

I…

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A Poem on Humming Above Silence

I have held these bones together a thousand years
the grinding scores
the tears and shears

the light of dawn
stretched between my tendons
taught, drawn
if only believing was strong enough
she would have held herself
together
on
impact

but they flow like mercury
flung and shattered
broken battered
skeleton cobbled and…

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Moriah Rivera-Lawrence

Moriah Rivera-Lawrence

An Oregonian writer and poet with a knack for the paintbrush and the camera.