From Violence to Peace (Excerpt)

Twenty-eight shotgun pellets
crater my thighs, belly and groin.
I gently thumb each burnt bead,
fingering scabbed stubs with ointment.

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New York City in 17 Syllables

Haikus published in the NY Times, fall 2016

On the 6 to Spring
two cops help a tourist whose
map is upside down

–Frances Richey, 63, Manhattan

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