Category Archives: Poems

Amputation

The Amputee My body misses something it once relied on like a leg extending support perhaps a voice proffering comfort a breeze wafting solace or a welcome shape appearing by surprise, steps away, or as a shadow at the edge … Continue reading

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DRIPS

DRIPS Dripping make-up mirrors internal decay handkerchief cannot remedy no picture necessary

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Access Denied

The Barred Door The door swings shut key bent and broken to mysteries receding at firestorm speed. from the cabin in early September

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East Troublesome Fire

Wildfire Fire cyclone explodes across me: I am harshly bruised. Scorched life fills my senses. Shock blankets me. Does part of me still live? I wake for moments and sleep again. I dream of leaves rustling. I dream of sun’s … Continue reading

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Green River and Browns Park

Green River Psychic ReBoot Golden glowing majestic meandering green water gleaming enriches the soil nourishes the senses broadens the land focuses and quiets the mind. Above 2 images courtesy of Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2020

(See photo copyright and usage license information below.) After We Are Gone Will rivers wander ancient routes, nurturing hills and valleys of their youth? Will flowers extend scented tendrils at the sound of bees buzzing? Will the land bless its … Continue reading

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Returning to One

Returning to One Knowing from the inside out — the black bear’s dreams during winter’s quiet — the feel of face tucked to living fur — the movements while sleeping the warmth of life slow-breathing the rise and fall of … Continue reading

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Wolf Sighting

Wolf Sighting I cannot look away to find my camera to fiddle with the focus to frame the vision — your face might disappear into the willow whence it came your markings beyond the skill of human art or imagining … Continue reading

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Raw Power and the Rule of Law

Untempered Steel Raw power untempered by the steely underpinning of decency’s structural support destroys all before collapsing. That is not who we are. Fresh Breeze Long may our flag wave in the peace, the delicious fresh breeze flowing from the … Continue reading

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Wolf Scat

Wolf Scat When I see coyote scat, I wonder — Could it be wolf? I answer myself: not big enough not black enough not enough volume not enough attitude. Although coyotes have plenty of attitude. If I have to debate … Continue reading

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