Author Archives: Sabra Bowers

About Sabra Bowers

Poet / Blogger / Writer

Moving On

Would it shock you to know that if I knew how, I would give up my breath and move on to the next plane. My stroked life and life in this nursing home are almost unbearable and certainly not worth … Continue reading

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RED ROBE

In my dream, I rose from my bed, put on my red robe and red slippers. Then I joined friends in my kitchen who were pouring milk over cereal. They were glad I had whole milk. I was happy in … Continue reading

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Snow Ride

It was winter in the early 1960s. I was spending the night with my friends, Barbara and Alva, who were sisters. The next morning we woke to a heavy snow fall seldom seen in Georgia. No traffic on the road. … Continue reading

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My Scream

Daily and nightly, there is a scream lodged in my throat. It makes my throat sore and my chest feel hollow. To release it would physically hurt me. This scream causes anxiety and is crazy-making. It is a silent scream, … Continue reading

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No More

Leaves that lept from the tree Lie dreaming of spring breezes Which they will feel no more

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Waiting

In the courtyard, ravens sitting on the backs of seven white lawn chairs circling a white table. Waiting for lunch.

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Soul Scars

Our mother’s anger Blood on our legs and backsides With scars in our souls

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Wind

Written July 15, 2011 ————————————————– Last night in my backyard The wind traveled high Danced in the top of tall trees While shorter trees stood perfectly still

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Dining

I want to dine on the balcony of a city apartment on a street by the sea. Seasoned sea scallops Sparkling mineral water Green avocado

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Writing Practice

March and April given To Goldberg’s writing practice Lost my ability to poem ————————————————– ————————————————– Wrote in July, 2021, after taking a Zoom class with Natalie Goldberg. Wrote two versions. See below. ————————————————- ————————————————- Spring wild mind given To Goldberg’s … Continue reading

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