MJ blathers

dark poet who loves to laugh

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instinct, they say
touch a newborn’s feet to a surface and
the infant will lift one foot and
then the other
as though stepping

touch his palm and
his tiny fingers will
grasp and close
mere instinct

but when thos near-translucent
hopes for mastery of piano or guitar
stir and touch, surround your
pointer to the world’s
past betrayals
and present heartaches

when fresh, soft delicate skin
brushes callous and scar
and clings as though in trust

those vulnerable fingers melt the wrongs
and promise goodness and mercy
of a future
now in my hands


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Celebration May 6, 2018

So excited to welcome Writers in the Grove’s DianaKay Lubarsky’s new book of poetry, “Fighting the Dragon” this coming Sunday! We will celebrate at the community building near her home in Hillsboro, OR:

The event will take place Sunday May 6th from 3-7pm at the Arbor Roses Clubhouse. The address is
1050 SE Bianca St, Hillsboro 97123.

(Drive south at the first traffic light just east of the library and Shute Park. The clubhouse is the bulding at the T intersection)

Diana will have books on hand to purchase. Refreshments will be provided.