(May 25, 2017) Poem escapes was one brilliant moment can't recollect art show just want to share was no show appointment oh Humboldt oh hum county went to vigil and wept trying to...

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(May 18, 2017) It was home, Until it wasn't. Moving vans  Fast foods     Tissues and fear Framing every day, Never stopping To talk about Who was there, And who wasn't....

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Fourth World

(May 11, 2017) Where are you, boy who never was? Draped dead in your father's arms. Shrouding dust blown by hellish winds Held settled only by your family's blood. Where are you going,...

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The sheep have moved to higher ground

(May 4, 2017) In the lower pasture water leans into the footings of the small barn. Colonies of birds take root in the soft mud of new lakes, a whispered seeping of water...

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Swift thou shouldst be living at this hour

(April 20, 2017) America has need of you. We are a swamp Of muddled, mangled meanings. Corrupted people Say whatever works The words uncoupled from the truth Jobs are actually tax cuts Healthcare...

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(April 13, 2017) The moment It presented itself So clean Naked Black sky One star A gift just for me I grabbed it Stuffed it in my pocket Took it home Chewed grinded...

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(April 6, 2017) What matters Is not matter. Nothing is Created Nor destroyed. Thought has Always been The language of Quantum Mechanics. Who's on first?...

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I am the Dammed Klamath River

(March 30, 2017) I am trapped because a dam is in the way. I go nowhere because a dam is in the way. I am not free because a dam is in the...

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Someone Tapped on my Wire

(March 23, 2017) hey, i'm up early again! this you can see on my tweet where the bluebird and facts and fiction do meet. someone tapped on my wire in a most sneaky...

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Goodbye, Java

(March 16, 2017) One last meal: egg over easy, with chicken, on kibble. (No need for the meds now.) One last walk: just down the block, with stops for sniffing, on deeply arthritic...

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Lilies For Rick Park

(March 9, 2017) Eve wept as up the Smith she strolled, But from each tear, a lily rose! The King's touch turned his child to gold. Eden, perfect, we were told, But...

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Atmospheric River

(March 2, 2017) blankets me with deep watery  dreams of underwater beauty Indian Rhubarb  crawdads willow roots flow towards  summertime swims...

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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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