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In Praise of Falling

In Praise of Falling - Cheryl Dumesnil Rating: 3 1/2

There's an 'every-day people' quality to her writing. She doesn't come across as an ivy-walled intellectual or an elitist. I found a lot of pieces to be a bit boring, though not from lack of writing ability. There are a few stand-out poems, as follows:

"Recurring" - an urban street scene

"Somewhere in a Box Marked Keep" - about "looking for the words"

"Q to the 6 Train"
"Dark Magic"
Both of these are related to romantic love.

I leave you with this:

It's just ash dusting the parking lot, like dandruff brushed from the shoulder of an itchy god. - "It's not Armageddon"