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Poetry by David Lee Garrison

[david.garrison@wright.edu]

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Desire

There is a piece of
coal deep inside me that wants
to be a diamond

Otherness

Each night we touch and talk,
slowely learning the strange otherness
of each other

Haiku

grass turns yellow
gray air lies down
before the summer rainstorm

too tired to talk
you sleep in your clothes
talk in your sleep

woodpecker drills me
awake with his monotone
makes me think of work

pumping high
in the swing at the twilight
no regrets

spillway as full as
the moon tonight, mosquitoes
biting like walleye

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About the Author (click here) "Lady on a Bicycle," "Navy Man," and "Rain to Roses"
 are © 1997 David Lee Garrison, all rights reserved.
"Desire," "Otherness," the other haiku, and "The Poet's Wife Resorts to Sarcasm"
 are © 1984 David Lee Garrison, all rights reserved
 all appear here by permission


"Lady on a Bicycle," "Navy Man," and "Rain to Roses"
are from Inside the Sound of Rain, Riverside, OH: Vincent Brothers Co., 1997.
"Desire," "Otherness," the other haiku, and "The Poet's Wife Resorts to Sarcasm"
are from Blue Oboe, Bristoll, IN: Wyndham Hall Press, 1984.

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