Andrée Gendron

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Andrée Gendron

poetry

by

Andrée Gendron

one breath - haiku - senyru - tanka

cinquain - fibonacci - diamante

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

she walked out on him

it was her usual stunt

except for the airlock

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millions of people

listening to SETI static

bored with their own kind

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god once seemed larger

now our spaceships pass his house

a quaint museum

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morning housework

red dust on the furniture

smelling of mars

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under damp street lamps

rusty smirks on chrome face plates

hollow-eyed hookers

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distant relatives

pour through the keyhole

every Thanksgiving

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in the head cupboard

he grabs the one marked 'cad'

then changes his mind

literally

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time travel is cool

Jesus let me kiss his cheek

where do we go next

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peanuts, seeds, or corn

squirrel ponders his choices

lunges, leaves, returns

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four children - three swings

the brat, the youngest, their friend

and someone to push

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you miss her don't you

he asks a familiar face

all the time, they say

so then you knew my mother

no, but I still miss my wife

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forest

old pines and hardwood

burn until it burns out

charred and bare, already whispers

woodland \I/ \I/ \I/

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her mouth

frames an alluring voice

no need for lipstick

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winter woods

even the snow clings to the trees

for warmth

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termites in the barn

my horse long since dead

no plans for another

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an early frost

cold dirt under my nails

the garden picked clean

 

 

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