JOY FIELD HERRICK

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IF I HAD MY CHOICE

if i had my choice

of what to wear

to a party

 

pajamas and pearls

 

would suit me fine

sneakers

 

with laces
to match my

flower-print pajamas

and
if cold
my yellow sweater

with the holes in the elbows

and


pearls of course

HE WEEPS, THIS G.I.

he weeps, this G.I.

midmorning at the Buffalo Airport 

as he bends and hugs
his crying, clinging, young daughter

her muffled sobs
her vise-like grip

too soon

he gently disconnects

picks up his pack

wipes a tear from his cheek

turns


and walks to the gate

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“Of Course”by Fotini Galanes.  Graphite on paper.

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“Wall of Forgotten Faces: Dean” by Gary L. Wolfe. Oil, encaustic on tar paper with shake shingles.

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