Lunch for One

(February 23, 2017) Alone at Chili's Lunch in the intertidal region, a table in the bar Men in camo ball caps pick at Buffalo wing salads and wolf Coors We'll tell our wives...

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(A Winter Fantasy)

(February 16, 2017) Satisfactions of silence, rocking to and fro in changeless heat. These are the dog days, but without dogs — smooth leaves shrivel and scallop, enduring the brilliance beyond chlorophyll, green...

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Heartbreak Forward

(February 9, 2017) He made the mistake Of attempting to Tweet about The mountain We must climb With all our hearts. When the sun rises And first dew drops Mark starting points, Our...

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Inauguration Vigil, 2017

(February 2, 2017) Standing in ragged rows, black coats drip, hushed, beneath the drizzle. One hundred or so strong, we face East this morning, toward Washington, D.C., three thousand miles away. On the...

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zen master outhouse

(January 26, 2017) tuck shirt in pants buckle back up mittens on no delay this day. trek uphill not far to the warm cabin                ...

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(January 19, 2017) Gone is December's method, Practiced under the gauze Of coming storms And long mornings, finally Duped into evening's silent coup. Now, January, Chilled cradle to summer's unborn, Giving way to...

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Brief Bio of a Leaf

(January 12, 2017) Whitening to recall a snowy day Greening to promote spring Yellowing to store summer sunlight Oranging to reflect a morning glow Reddening to catch the smile of a setting sun...

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(January 5, 2017) I feel neglected 92 million miles I travel to get here to give you my love and you take me for granted I warm your souls your hearts and watch...

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Super Moon Over Eureka

(December 29, 2016) What was Super wasn'tthe size (it was waning)or the brightness (though it shonelike a torch through my skylight,pulling me in a human tide to the roof) —no, what was Super...

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We give thanks for Donald Trump

(December 22, 2016) Who so clearly illustrates both the magnitude and the specificity Of the work to be done, and for being an acute example of the unexamined life. We give thanks for...

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Earth Music

(December 15, 2016) Birds serenade the mornings. Frog operas each night. The symphonies of wind and tree, meadow and sea, require no tickets, no press reviews; even an audience is irrelevant. Music just...

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The Little Bat

(December 15, 2016) walking and talking into the wind and a cell phone alone, on this night in Santa Fe there, in the corner of buildings butted up against each other, is the...

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Shelf Life

(December 8, 2016) Here they come, Shuffling between Expiration dates. Moving in and out Because they can. Ants everywhere, After the crumbs Tucked in corners No one can see, Until they arrive. Happy...

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The Way You Were in Paintings

(December 1, 2016) Tell me the day, Your voice: echoed calls To draw the fetch of sickled fields And the time of old, warm winds Cast in cobbled cicada song. Tell me the...

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(November 24, 2016) Where the green grass sinks into Earth Amongst the worms and epic battles written small Seeking a thing I could call my own Instead of knowing God I settled for...

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Shutting Down

(November 17, 2016) A quarter voted for him And a quarter for her, Half chose neither. When the body shuts down, The extremities go first. Those parts furthest From our hearts No longer...

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