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Books
· Carrboro Poetica

· Above and Below

· Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story


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· Scrawny Kid Clerked at Thrifty

· Euceless Laughs, Y O U Laugh {Capice?}

· This is Your Lucky Day by Euceless Liesalot

· Christmas Fax for da Broads in da Audience

· Flashing

· Owner Will Repair Kitchen Floor {flash humor}

· Courting Able


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· Amnesty International Pressing for More Anti-Rape Legislation

· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy

· Calling Dr. Mengele, Calling Dr. Mengele

· Show and Tell by Karen Vanderlaan - Review

· Valley of the Shadow by Sybil Austin Skakle - Review

· Courage in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum -- a Review

· Heart Attack Symptoms Differ for Men and Women -- Read and Share!

· If you Have Been Kidnapped or Abducted --A Letter from Someone who Cares

· RICO for Kids - Help Missing Children, U.S.A.

· Reason to Celebrate! {re O N E's impact re suffering in Africa}


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· Listen to Your Muse, Then get up an' do Your Thing

· Poem an Inside Job

· Vicks, Flannel, and Great Expectations?

· Rumor January 19, two Thousand Thirteen

· Snow Night with Bird

· Gunned Down

· Shape Shifter

· Fought Tooth and Nail, I Know You {for Ellie}

· Night-Light

· We are Here to Tell You

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· New Appearance in The Yarn Spinner

· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy Featured at Creative Thinkers Intnl

· Poem to Appear in Sketchbook

· Poems to Appear in Sensations' 21st Century Issue

· In Richard Lee King's The Price of Freedom

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  Living with Gravity {an Allegory}
by Phyllis Jean Green
Monday, May 23, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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While 'Gravity' has elements that are literally true , it is meant as an allegory. May not be possible to walk in others' moccasins, but to me, it is what writing is all about.
Hope you find something to like about this, downer though it be.
Thanks for all the wonderful support
Your friend, Pea <3


 
i have been falling
  all my life
no bone breaks   just cracks
x-rays canít see    own eyes
donít look forward
             why look back  
canít get up like the ad
                        hollow laugh   

runs in the family   sober
my mother fell
                      inside  out    
              others  well
down doesnít always let go
itís my ankles she sighed
weak will get you every time
              take it from her
heels high  teetering   wings
she strapped on   not having learned
             sol flambeauíd icarus
             spiraled down  nooooo
but she never went near the sun
             still burned  still down
own heels low   wings i borrow
                          never work out

my father fell from pretending
he was atlas   charles   wasnít the world
felled, but binding muscle
               thumb over steam             
               
friend after friend falls   falling fell
collected bones we stumble on
yet falling gets no support   no
collecting to help pay
                 though stone angels wing
                 over more chiseled names
last fallís month  day  year

vertigo  out   doc says
her glasses fall on her nose
                  mouth falls   tone
no sign of this  no sign of that 
should i install bars   i ask
most of my falling is inside
should i pad with pillows or kick
                   try to rejoice
she grabs as her stethoscope falls
remember most falls are inside

 

(c) Phyllis Jean Green, May, 2005
All Rights Reserved


 


 
 

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Reviewed by jude forese
gravity brings insight ... excellent poetry ...
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
good one
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
just be careful...i can relate to this so well...gravity has been getting the best of me. well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your (not-so-graceful) friend, karen lynn in texas. :(
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Very deep insightful write.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Oh that gravity....in my case thank god for little miracles like "cross your heart" bra's and supportive panties...but hell pal what about giving hubby a lift...the gravity there is serious..EVERYthingy is facing down!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Phyllis,

You've been watching me, haven't you. Been doing a lot of losing to gravity lately--LOL

A well written piece--thank you!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
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