Author Archives: Claire Haye

Just the plain facts

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the 107th justice to the United States Supreme Court on August 10, 1993, she became the second woman to sit on this court (Sandra Day O’Connor was the first), the first Jewish justice since 1969, and…

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Lacking

    Lacking     I am not sure that I have enough self-discipline for this new life. I am beginning to think that I need a great deal more self control and more will power for this new world I am living…

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for Jennifer

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Haircut?

Haircut or live with it?!!!! Of course I can count, of course I know how old am…did you think I was senile or forgetful.  After all I remember everybody’s birthday, my wedding anniversary and the date your husband died and… I just did…

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Anniversary

I never seem to fully recover from the long illness and death of my husband. Grief’s appetite (a phrase captured from the poet Annah Sobelman) He possessed my youth.He held title to my beauty.He had the keys to my womb. “The hardest part…

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Revised version of I am a tree

I am the tree I am the wild horse running free I am the caged bear I am the snake ready to strike   I am the young boy dissolved by the bomb’s blast I am the mother grieving for her son. I…

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Looking in the mirror

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birth day

My mother was a 35-year-old dancer married to her third husband and she longed for a daughter. I am her only child. Begin, begin, resist, persist Some births are gentle and smooth Not mine. A tremulous embrace of two hearts engaged in a…

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I am

I am the tree I am the flea searching for a dog home I am the small yellow/black bird feeding at my bird feeder I am the child separated now at the border crossing I am screaming for my mother   I am…

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33 poems …sharing one

My very slim volume of poetry is available on either claireworks.com or this website. Elizabeth Taylor was born on February 27,1932 died March 23, 2011. Ode for Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor was in my day the most beautiful woman in the world. I…

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