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Poetry by Helen Losse 

Helen is the author of Gathering the Broken Pieces (FootHills Publishing) and writes book reviews for the Winston-Salem Journal.   She lives in North Carolina.



© 2005 Helen Losse


Small Town News


The year four trees

planted by our parents in the back yard

produced abundant fruit

we ate apples 'til we were sick.

But the news got around,


and children from blocks away

came knocking at our door,

seeking opulent juiciness.






Summertime Treat


Remember Ham Sandwiches?

With yellow mustard.

10 cents, at Safeway.


When we were lucky

and convinced Mummy,

we ate them twice a day.










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