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rita shibr

rita shibr
Location
Outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, usa
Birthday
March 28
Company
Always up for some

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AUGUST 9, 2014 11:47PM

August Repose

 

Rounding these suburban streets

this thick August night cicadas singing

their plaintive love song

and me

looking at you,  whoever you are

in that blue hued blackened house

 

shades of light and dark and light

of the TV screen

do you see those stars, this night

feel the throb… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2014 1:05PM

OC: Where We Work

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   No don't use the old typewriter much but it's still there.

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Overlooking

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Summer

 

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 Winter

 

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Spring

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Front walk Spring 

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JUNE 15, 2014 11:13PM

Sideways: For Dad

 Written a year before my Dad's death,  I didn't realize nothing is the same Dad, without you.
Hoping always to find you.  
 
 
 
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Large and broken

braces encasing long legs

hobbled

those Frankenstein shoes

clotted blood

the huge hands

(my smaRead full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2013 2:59AM

The Address Book

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Squinting, the faded calendar at the top

says 19something or other

rumpled pages,  stuffed and tucked 

broken black spiral binding

 

Grandmom's friend Mill… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2013 4:40PM

Breathing In

autumn

 

 

Breathing in as starlings rise

wave over wave of black

over  the brown and brown

trees and ground

 

breathing in these 

creaky barn board floors

these barefoot boards 

stone and wood mantle;  ours

 

breathing in and breathing deep

soft cheeks, … Read full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2013 9:20AM

Of Running Away


I woke up today with the same feel 

as  yesterday

and the day after the day

I found  out things were different 

I want to run away, strongly want to

 

just throw some pictures and books

my boots

in my car

my battered fedora a reminder

of better days

 

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For one who filled our room here with light, laughter, intellect and wit, holding a light here at my place and in my thoughts for Sirenita. 
 
 
 



No words needed. 
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JUNE 16, 2013 12:43AM

A Father's Day Compilation

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 Dad as Home

This old house still carries you

the cold mornings 

you ran

towel clutched about your waist

long linoleum hall

shower to 

uniform

your snore rattling 

eaves, 

shaking 

squirrels from the rafters

in your old

ramshackle place

showers always hot, pressuRead full post »

MAY 16, 2013 2:17AM

In Search of Night

 

 

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The stars are lost somewhere

over the upturned roof shakes

on this small square  of grass

fence posts dividing your reality and mine

and always the long low train whistle

begging 

for some three am reckoning

a mockingb

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MAY 12, 2013 6:30PM

Lady of the House

 

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No doubt who is the lady of this house

the one in the red beret

gold pin on her coat

the one who rises early

for her crosswords and tea

small bits  of buttered bread

to grab a moment for… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2012 9:28AM

The Grace in Letting Go

 

 
 
 
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Is there a grace

to the letting go

a pass for the pain

and grasping

 

a  girl feels a flutter

watches as her body transforms

and she becomes a woman

a mother

 

a young man releases… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2012 1:09AM

We Were Born Before the Wind


 
 
 
 
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My son and I dancing to Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)  at his wedding
last week..
and we were younger than the sun, aRead full post »
JULY 28, 2012 9:11AM

Open Call: The Look of Silence

 

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JULY 27, 2012 12:06AM

Oblivion


 
 
Dear Friends,
 
Poem now posted here:
 
 
 http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/oblivion

 
Please visit, appreciate you reading, always.

 
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In the dream it is winter

your breath large white puffs

as you smile

cutting wood for the new kitchen

the house plan tacked 

on the beam behind you

 

In the dream… Read full post »

MAY 4, 2012 2:14AM

Woman at the Pool

 

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Perhaps a sidelong glance

if that, you slide me 

past the inked and sparkling bodies, not even furtive

 

translucent and wet

hair swinging, snapping… Read full post »

MARCH 25, 2012 12:44PM

Miles and I : GNS Repost (For Cindy)


 
 
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Miles and I, we slake the night
 
full on shift to manual
 
slip to 80
 
Miles leans back and smiles
 
Miles is the tilt in my hips
 
Miles is agave,  as it hits… Read full post »

 

This is an amalgam of re posts in honor of St Patrick's Day and my Irish heritage.

 

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 Francis X

 

dressed to the nines, always

witty, self taught

exceedingly well read

embodiment of every Irish bard 

and drunk perhaps

one says yes anotherRead full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2012 5:50PM

A Day in the Life

 

 

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I am tired

before the sun comes up

over the strip of highway

following other tired people

over the hills

downing the coffee

and changing the music… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 12, 2012 10:42PM

GNS: The Gift

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 "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away fromRead full post »

 

 

 

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" Call if lonely.." 

 For a moment taken back

if  being the word

as if 

awaking at dawn, the autumnRead full post »

 


 
 
 
 
 
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Yes, this was me in the eighties. On a some long ago February weekend, skiing, wind through my mullet eighties hair, listening to The Cure, REM, U2. Then came the years of really… Read full post »
JANUARY 30, 2012 6:44PM

Mine at 50

 

 

 

 

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   ( My Son with his Daughter last December ) 

 

 

 

the sun is now rising

pink as the shell of her ear

as the buds of her cheek

on this ability to be 

soft

as the creases in my skin… Read full post »

DECEMBER 6, 2011 10:36PM

For A Friend

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NOVEMBER 29, 2011 4:50AM

The Great Wave

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stultified,  these last days

since your falling apart

a miasma cloud

since the day you woke

up

and claimed you couldn't stop crying

 

it's as if none of us could rightly grieve

without the dam breaking

for you first

there is

not enough wine

in the world … Read full post »