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Blind Faith

I look for a sign.
If I could see His footprints, 
or some honest to God relics, 
like a lock of His hair
or the ring He wore.
If the LaBrae Tar pit were filled 
with haloes and harps
perhaps, 
I could believe.
If there was a place like Graceland 
where I could
touch His bathrobe and bedroom slippers,
Then,
my faith 
wouldn’t have to be 
so blind.

Copyright © joan pond | Year Posted 2014



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Left to their own Devices

Men in her life were like the hamsters
she’d had as a child.
Left too long by a radiator,
they cooked.
Or, as the one she took, 
limp, 
from his shoe-box house;
he’d given up the ghost 
when he couldn’t breathe.
It wasn’t easy remembering to give them 
water and rodent feed.
Returning from school, 
their bodies as lumps of clay;
where she’d left them in cages
to play with sharp objects.
Leslie would say,
“Men left to their own devices,
were like the hamsters 
she’d had as a child.”

Copyright © joan pond | Year Posted 2015

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Ode to Rob

I wanted to write a poem
with such music and guitars, strumming.
I tried at the teeth of the sound
 to draw up legions of noise.
I tried at the breakwater
 to catch the star off each ship,
and at the closing of my hands
I looked for their homes;
I looked for their silences.
I found just one.

I look for uncomplicated hymns, now,
 but love has none.

Copyright © joan pond | Year Posted 2018