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Poems by Donna Faulkner

Ordered by most recent inclusion in Tarot

A Changing of the Guard

A first mourning.Protocols veilcustomary expectations. A    single   tear —         grief’s initiation.Navigating unfamiliar exequies.The tear thatdammed an avalanchesomehow yielded. I imagined thatI

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Kaikoura Coast Post-Quake

Guttural rumblingssplinters day.Splicing time. Afterand before apause.Mountain slabs tumbletug of warwith rising seafloorsbelching outchalking rocks, exposedin blistering sun.Bathing sealsstraddle bouldersstrewn

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