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Long Island Lull-a-bye


I have
a horror of suburbs.
Of white frame
Early American houses
with black iron eagles over the door
and ponderous dark elms
shadowing the chain anchor-fenced,
closely trimmed lawns.
Of radios and TVs
on, but unheard.
Of daughters and sons-in-law
with hyperactive children.
Of the din unending.
Of touches unfelt.
Of looks unseen.
Of deadened perceptions
dulled by desperation
for closeness
that prevents contact.

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Vi's works appear widely both in print and online. She conducts Poetry Workshops and gives readings in Central New York. Her latest chapbook is "Sine Qua Non Antiques (an Arcanum of History, Geography and Treachery).

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