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ON THIS SIDE

 
 
Morning. And someone has
passed over the Jordan.
Going fast or leaving slow,
gone is gone. Listen.
Birds are living in the grove.
The ground below is a speckled
Gregorian checkerboard.
 
 
 
 
L. Ward Abel, poet, composer and performer of music, teacher, and retired lawyer, lives in rural Georgia, has been published hundreds of times in print and online, and is the author of PeachBox and Verge (Little Poem Press, 2003), Jonesing For Byzantium (UK Authors Press, 2006),The Heat of Blooming (Pudding House Press, 2008), Torn Sky Bleeding Blue (erbacce-Press, 2010), American Bruise (Parallel Press, 2012), and Cousins Over Colder Fields (Finishing Line Press, 2013), all of which are available here, and Roseorange (Flutter Press, 2013).
 
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