Category Archives: Poems

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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Wolf Track

Wolf Track The record of your passing, your presence, canine imprint, enormous, spreading, clearly written in wet earth my eyes take it in — scouring the ground like the nose of a bloodhound as I inspect the evidence. My brain … Continue reading

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The Secret Code of Wildlife Managers

Crack the Code In wildlife management’s secret code camouflage words disguise the deed mask the act seek to fool with false cover: kill becomes “cull”; “harvest” hides the slaughter; “remove” cloaks the crushing destruction; “service” conceals an utter annihilation.Bears, wolves, … Continue reading

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You Will Meet Again

You Will Meet Again You will meet again — perhaps in a whale pod, where a companion reminds you of someone dear you cannot recall perhaps as a wolf cub with a wrestling sister who triggers a faintly familiar cellular … Continue reading

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D-Day June 6, 1944 – 75th Anniversary

The beginning of the end of World War II… When I last posted for D-Day, I used web photos.  Couldn’t find mine, taken 20 years ago.  Turns out I had placed them in an album.  What a concept! Here are … Continue reading

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This big, beautiful, astonishing Earth – Day

Moose tracks in dirt or snow and knotholes in pine – We are all connected to each other and to this beautiful place we call home. Let’s celebrate. 2 poems from Songs for a Beloved Friend, Poems and Essays for … Continue reading

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Losing a Dog

The Loss of a Dog The loss of a dog claws open the heart; time’s flimsy patch papers, forever scratches and bleeds. The loss of a dog spawns belly screams choked into silence by social nicety gulped down by unsatisfied … Continue reading

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Are We Un-Evolving?

Are We Un-Evolving? Head down, eyes occupied with intimate moments on tiny screens, we no longer stand upright and fail to notice the menace approaching, fangs bared and posture threatening, ready to pounce and do us in. Senses overcome from … Continue reading

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