Winter 2001


Duane Locke


A dark-haired woman runs out of her house,
Goes into houses all down the long block.
She pours black ink on her hands,
Presses her black hand prints on the walls of all houses.
She runs back into her house,
Dips her hands in white paint,
Puts her white handprints behind
The frames of the pictures hanging on her walls.

Duane Locke, Doctor of Philosophy in Renaissance Literature, Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, Poet in Residence at University of Tampa for over twenty years, has had over 2,000 poems published in over 500 print magazines. The author of fourteen books of poems, his latest is Watching Wisteria.


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