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"To-Do List" and "Giving Birth to a Dancing Star," two poems by D.C. Buschmann

To-Do List
by D.C. Buschmann

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Entries hang 

like apples
with due insouciance
until becoming
the raison d'ĂȘtre
picked off
just before putrid.



Giving Birth to a Dancing Star
by D.C. Buschmann

After the view
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000000000000after the tempest
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comes
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000000000000from the pounding rain
teaching us to love
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000000000000of the
00000000000000000umbrella.

"I tell you: One must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star."
—Nietzsche, 
Thus Spoke Zarathustra



D.C. Buschmann is routinely ordered about by two miniature schnauzers, Cupcake and Coco, and is a freelance editor in Carmel, Indiana. She has been published in numerous anthologies in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and India, including Rat’s Ass Review and Lamar University’s Wise Ass Anthology. In 2016, she was a finalist both in the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction contest and in the Pride in Poetry contest by NavWorks Press.