In old age we deserve comforts.I look around at other retireesBut can’t see myself on monthly RV trips,Guzzling beer with games on TVOr swilling daily cocktails.Friends with children and grandchildrenConstantly attend theirAthletic and musical events.With one non-reproductive adult son,My time with children is small. Artists and writers indulge their crafts.My beloved literary friend, Mary,In her…

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I learn from my toilet  That hate is a choice. An unreliable commode Is like a failing relationship. It hits me at the gut level. Between sobbing and a roiling bowel, I’m in the bathroom for hours, Desperate to depend on The foundations  I am used to,  A toilet and a mate. I consult with…

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ENTWINED – 2019 Savant Poetry Anthology includes sixty-six outstanding poems by twenty-one notable poets from around the world. It features five recent poems by Kaethe Kauffman, who has won multiple first place writing awards in the national Lorin Tarr Gill Writing Competition and in the international Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, and Paris Book Festivals. Kauffman’s…

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Ankle Accolade Tons of marble teeter on crumbling ankles.After six hundred years of valiant balancing,Michelangelo’s David wobblesAnd reminds me, I owe my creaking ankles homage. They have given me decades of ecstatic jumping,High skipping,Dances from tap to hula,Meandering hikes,Deep swims,Long runs,Leaps off cliffs into heaving ocean. Now, after seventy winters, simple walksAnd occasional twisted yoga…

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Time to Forget Six weeks is enough time to forget My hybrid car needs gas, My hair isn’t naturally brown, My face has scars, I hate my enemies, I’m shy, I love sugar, I smoke. When compelled, I fill my gas tank, surprised. I dye my hair, disgruntled. I admit to my flawed face, humbled.…

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Here are a few publications featuring fabulous poetry. I thought I’d suggest a few to encourage you to make this summer a summer of poetry! Kindred: 2018 Savant Poetry Anthology.   Volutions: 2014 Savant Poetry Anthology won awards in the Los Angeles, London, Paris and Pacific Rim Book Festivals.   Running From the Pack: 2015/16 Savant Poetry…

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