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Kelly Belmonte

In Praise Of Eyes

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Let us sing of eyes – the eyes of a gracious reader, eyes that see my first thoughts, peer into the trash bin of my raw write, pick out my…

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Forgiving Mother

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My son, seven years old (times seventy), prays, “I forgive You for my sins.” I suggest he means, “Please forgive me for my sins,” emphasis on Please and me, and…

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Unshoe You

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Too cutting for flesh of feet, the brick and stone of city streets? Welcome to the streams of dewy banks and rippled wet Just waiting to be walked on! Come…

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Two Trees

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I hold the oldest garden in my heart like a memory that has yet to happen; unfolding beneath my eyelids with wave upon wave of desert heat rising up to…

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Thanksgiving Sonnet

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The tipping point at year’s eleventh hour I stop mid-rush to slice a piece of grace and raise a glass to beneficent power. Yet all this pausing keeps me from…

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