Autumn's Eve at Sandy Bar

(October 15, 2020) Pantoum I see why the Karuk created here Earth's air, water's fire, soil's wind, ash's rain All their materials readily near While Klamath curates floods in her veins Earth's soil,...

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Seasons

(October 1, 2020) When the growing season ends, some gardeners (and some lovers) will pull a withered embrace of sweet peas from the supporting trellis, sweep puckered tomato kisses off a stained patio...

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Redwoods are Resilient

(September 24, 2020) Redwoods are resilient, fire can consume their core yet they continue But we are so much more combustible, our lives are made of paper and wood, our memories attached to...

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Life on Mars

(September 17, 2020) With our morning glow on We stare out windows Now covered in ash, Drawn to the coast By offshore winds. Indifferent notions Perch on tree tops No longer in motion,...

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Pritchard Field

(September 10, 2020) Ouch! Dang it! That low gate! Then, the wind laughed saying, "Silly man, you will always hit your head, Until you learn to bow." Richard Parish...

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Covid Field Notes

(September 3, 2020) Strange days Isolation Canned food To maintain a budget. Day and night Sleep and wake No longer match No longer matter. Too much T.V. Too much bad news Too much...

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Lightning & Thunder

(August 27, 2020) Inflame the landscapes We all take for granted, Driven by toxic plans To Divide & Conquer. Was there ever a time Clear skies prevailed, And we all gathered To discuss...

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Leaving Home

(August 20, 2020) The next home we leave Will belong to both of you. Curtains will be drawn To let in the sunlight We will dearly miss. Doors will be unlocked To make...

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It Happened One Night in Myrtletown

(August 13, 2020) Peach and I are tender hostess species of the hood. We grin fondly at the Fox's bark. We only wish the Skunk would. We know about the Bear. I've...

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Getting Blackberries

(July 30, 2020) Picking blackberries a lovely form of Zen practice the ones you see first – bright red – are not the ones you want their black edible sisters hide modestly among...

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NEOWISE

(July 23, 2020) A faithless comet promised luck To Bonaparte's far-reaching eye. The wavering Creeks watched, thunderstruck, Tecumseh, pointing to the sky. Pantribalism! Slavs undone! The comet passed behind the sun. In his...

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NEOWISE Comet

(July 23, 2020) Months of Pandemic And now this Comet, Beneath the Big Dipper. One faint light stroke Is apparently moving Nowhere in particular. Billions of Stars Appear indifferent, As my mind races....

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Shively in July

(July 16, 2020) Pepperwood dust hung in sausage curls by the long, sweet face of the river. We ate Co-op bread from paper sacks as our bare feet thrummed nature's anthem, accompanied by...

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On the roof next-door

(July 2, 2020) From the roof comes boyish laughter! How cool to be there in the blue with an elevated view, a solid job and good pay after. I see them resting on...

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A Morning in June

(June 25, 2020) This morning I came down the stairs put water on to boil for tea opened the door to get the paper first breath of a new day and there at...

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    • What a reminder to get your photos to the cloud!

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