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3 poems by
Elizabeth Switaj
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Mother & Child

a hundred deep riders
over rice lot              
and finger-leaved blooms

charged

with the slap
not the cries


Okazaki River


 hanami lanterns  saddened to pink & sun
   on the red bridge
when petaled snow has passed the river pass

but spoiled mallards & carp
       dont bother to change


Otaki

roses dried

       
twined

                
   in cherry trees with bluescreen lamps

twinned
                
   in the skins

                                
   swollen to drive

                                                                
  river current into white caps

                                
                                under red metal bridge

fireworks lit

fireworks lit
                               
on opposite sands

                                
    to jazz flash combo

children

 
hit

       
and blowup swords

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