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Karen Luke Jackson


Porch Rhapsody Porch

Porch Rhapsody

The pianissimo roll begins, leaves rustling

in the stillness of a late, lazy afternoon, builds

until ferns and firs, oaks and locusts hum.

Blue Bloods Horseshoe Crab

Blue Bloods

Upturned in the sand, a horseshoe
crab flails the air, its curved carapace
formed more than 400 million years

Triptych Dorothy Eloise Royal Luke

A Triptych on ...

What’s heaven like? Mama asked three weeks
before she died. She was sitting
on a red couch, frail, her eyes closed.

Heading for Home baseball

Heading for Home

Bases loaded, one run down
full count, two outs.
A high school senior

Handmaiden's Joy Pat's Cross

Handmaiden's Joy

Like grain spilling to earth 
from a silo filled to overflowing,
Your blessings lavishly anoint me.

Journals Publications

Published Poetry

If you'd like to read more, here are links to online poems and information about where to find others.

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