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Joanne Monte


Poems of Joanne Monte

1. At a Sidewalk Cafe 9/19/2004
2. Displacement 6/17/2004
3. Eight-fifteen 5/31/2004
4. For the Woman in Quandary 4/24/2006
5. From a Photographer's War Journal 10/4/2006
6. Letters From Women Given Up For Adoption at Birth 10/4/2006
7. Rings of Passage 5/18/2012
8. River 5/31/2004
9. The Betrayal 3/13/2011
10. The Dark Secret Borne 6/17/2004
11. The Hurricane 10/4/2006
12. The Light By Its Creation 4/29/2004
13. The Monument 5/21/2004
14. When We Haven't Said Goodbye 5/15/2012

The Dark Secret Borne

in a village
soldiers have hunted,
borne behind doors
that have been kicked open
to drain the blood and flesh
of its nutrients, its life,

has left me
in this home of captive breeding,

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