“When”

 

 

 

 

WHEN – III

 

When did we get old she asked him
I know
when
my parents died
lined up one by one
they did at
the exit door and
then just left and
I moved up
the reception line
outstretched handshake and
me next
it was that simple.

I’d been spared
acquaintance till
then lucky
me unknowing me
grandmas grandpas
occasional uncles
far-flung cousins
dear ancients so
nearly immortal
they didn’t count as a
brush
with
death.

 

– Diane Sophrin.
  Vermont, 9.16.29

 

 

 

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PRESENT CONTINUOUS – POEMS & OTHER WRITINGS

 


“Lucidity” (11.9.19)

 

“Frozen”  (10.22.19)

 

“When – III”  (10.18.19)

 

“Time – II”  (9.18.19)

 

“Fledgings”  (8.31.19)

 

“Nero”  (8.24.19)

 

“Triumph” (7.28.19)

 

“Rats in White Hamelin-Town – II”  (7.28.19)

 

“No Holiday – VII” (Ünneptelenül)  (6.28.19)

 

“Great Illegibles”  (3.17.19)

 

“Intersection”  (3.16.19)

 

“Big Lie – III”  (2.27.19)

 

“Audacity of Pitch – VI”  (2.27.19)

 

“Swiftly, Swiftly – VI”  (2.26.19)

 

“All”  (2.20.19)

 

“Siftings – X”  (2.18.19)

 

“Pull – V”  (12.29.18)

 

“Willing – III”  (12.25.18)

 

“Illumination – II”  (12.15.18)

 

“Welcome – II”  (12.15.18)

 

“We Can Call It Wisdom”  (11.6.18)

 

“Book of Chaos – II”  (10.16.18)
“A Káosz Könyve”  Hungarian translation by Tamás Baranyi

 

“What’s Shriveling Under This Sun – II”  (10.14.18)

 

“Kilos of Truth”  (8.3.18)

 

“Scraping Around”  (7.24.18)

 

“Silence”  (7.14.18)

 

“Whiteness (Ode to A & R)”  (6.24.18)

 

“Heat”  (5.1.18)

 

“Blue”  (4.30.18)

 

“Swinging”  (4.3.18)

 

“Mine”  (3.14.18)

 

“Winter Storm Revisited”  (2.18.18)

 

“Running”  (2.16.18)

 

“Prowl”  (2.10.18)

 

“Ice and Allegiance”  (1.25.18)

 

“Free Agency”  (1.23.18)

 

“Reading poems”  (1.16.18)

 

“Desperate ones”  (1.16.18)

 

Doubt”  (1.16.18)
“Kételkedni”  Hungarian translation by Ferenc Takacs

 

Unwanted Gift  (1.16.18)

 

“Wrestling with Angels”  (1.9.18)
“Harc Az Angyalokkal” – Hungarian translation by Tamás Baranyi

 

“Too Late”  (1.3.18)

 

“Messenger”  (1.1.18)

 

“Sotto Voce”  (12.27.17)

 

“Miracles”  (12.24.17)
“Csodák” – Hungarian translation by Győrgy Orban

 

“Old Story”  (12.20.17)

 

“Words”  (12.20.17)