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WINTER 2019-2020


Dd. Spungin


I dial the long ago,
ask for my young self

She gets on the phone
I can picture her innocent mouth,

no smoke trails, only secrets
We talk of the heresy,

secular but indelible
She hums my past,

songs that are sirens
warning me—beware

the absence of truth
the betrayal of love

I accuse her as tears
fall—why have you deserted me?

Her silence, the music of loss
I dance.

Dd. Spungin hosts events for Poets In Nassau and Performance Poets Association on Long Island. Her poetry can be found in anthologies and in print and on-line journals, most recently Maintenant 13, is acoustic, First Literary Review East, Fearless and Poets To Come. Several of her poems have been set to music by NY composer, Julie Mandel.









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