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Joan Huffman

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· Europe in 17 Syllables

· 17 Syllables

· Dog Walks

· I Once Was A Victim

· Elegy for Eden

· Gender Play

· First Term

· Jamaican Cradle Song

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  Terrible Questions
by Joan Huffman
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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•  Dog Walks
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•  I Once Was A Victim
•  Gender Play
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Published in 2006 Mad Poet's Review

Early Sunday morning,
she rides the subway, alone.
A barely legal face peeks,
through dark straight bangs.
Blue eyes dart, anxious.
Beige blazer buttoned shut,
pleated skirt wrapped close,
bare legs tucked tight to the bench.
High heels poised,
ready to spring.
A dude parks beside her,
I-Pod thumping,
she stiffens, hugs her proper bag tight.
He feels her withdraw,
half glances, shrugs, scoots away.
Her stop announced,
she starts and leaps to her feet,
rigid pose broken.
She warily scans the platform,
then scurries away like a worried mouse.
Joan Huffman©06/15/2005

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 7/26/2009
So well've truly captured intense fear and anxiety, which are both palpable by your reader. Very visual ~ Elizabeth
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/14/2009
You have very effectively captured and shared this meaningful mood so prevalent in most cities, Joan. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Joan Huffman 7/9/2009
Thank you all for your welcome and review! It's good to be in the company of writers!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/9/2009
Truly a sad ode to our modern times.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 7/9/2009
Hi Joan,excellent poem,take care and welcome to the den,

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/8/2009
The definition of what society has become, well said...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/8/2009
Very nice. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 7/8/2009
To me, Joan, you've written a poignant capsule treatment
of a disconnected society in fear of itself. -gene.

Books by
Joan Huffman

17 Syllables

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Europe in 17 Syllables

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  1. Life and a Love
  2. Australian storm
  3. Water Baby
  4. in honor of
  5. Learning Experence
  6. Free Spirit
  7. For Emily
  8. I'm So Happy
  9. Love It or Leave It !
  10. Blue Morpho
  11. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  12. His Queen
  13. courage
  14. Contemplation
  15. My Scars
  16. Your Own Nuclear Power
  17. Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  18. Morning Thoughts
  19. Repairing the Damage
  20. Traveler's Lament

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