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Poems Celebrating Change

by Emily Strauss

Change One

they say time
moves in a straight line
…………………..forward.
They don’t look
at round clock faces.

 .

Photo by Emily Strauss

Photo by Emily Strauss

Change Two

leaves ripen
fall.
leaves appear
green buds.
in between
winter and
summer
happen.

 .
Change Three

the same dream
25 years
and he looks
no older,
but I am gray now.

 .

Photo by Emily Strauss

Photo by Emily Strauss

Change Four

one afternoon
a slice of rock
wall estimated at
50 tons
crashes onto the road
which may open
next year

 .
Change Five

the first rain
after the drought.
tiny grass shoots
don’t hesitate.
now the hills
are greenish.

 .
Change Six

in a flash
two black holes
will merge,
the resulting explosion
will cover
half the universe

 .
Change Seven

she no longer
remembers his name.

her head hangs
arms still
waiting for
. .


Emily Strauss

Emily Strauss

Emily Strauss has an M.A. in English, but is self-taught in poetry, which she has written since college Over 300 of her poems appear in a wide variety of online venues and in anthologies, in the U.S. and abroad. The natural world is generally her framework; she also considers the stories of people and places around her and personal histories. She is a semi-retired teacher living in California.

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