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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

At a Sidewalk Cafe

An ordinary morning―
awakening to nothing but daylight
prodding through the eggshell-tinted blinds
and the warm quilts to be tossed back
in which sleepers all over the city
groan, burying themselves deeper
into the sheets of oblivion.

Downstairs, the sidewalk café beckons

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