Season Greetings

(October 11, 2018) Now winter is coming on I suppose it would be a good idea to mask the small holes in the kitchen window that broke getting into the locked house last...

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Flooding the Silence

(October 4, 2018) This is not some small well drilled to the surface. Listen deeper. An ocean. Intimately clasping and carrying the souls of countless women gearing up to reorganize the tide....

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Thank God

(September 27, 2018) A warm cup of coffee Finds familiar grounds   As the fog rolls out,   Where conifers reach Towards another   Stellar day.   Still,   I recall us Standing...

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Cheatham's Grove

(September 20, 2018) Once I didn't get trees Where I grew up trees were here and there among the houses along the streets buildings seemed bigger I climbed trees I liked them But...

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Zoology: A

(September 13, 2018) Amy ant ambled but Bobby baboon bounced 'cuz Cathy cat caterwauled as Dougie dog dawdled then Ellie eel embarked while Freddie falcon flew – Gerald grasshopper gamboled and Harold J....

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Sunrise 12/5/16

(September 6, 2018) I open the curtains to a pale pink sky pull on my coat slip into shoes carefully descend the few steps out my door I capture the rising sun casting...

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The Death of the Shelter Dog

For Miss Piggy, with acknowledgement to Randall Jarrell

(August 30, 2018) From my litter's warmth I tumbled to the State's And I crouched in its bosom until all hope drained. There, cage-confined, I barked and cried and paced. My end: a...

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Impressionism vs. Precisionism

(August 23, 2018) It is a Battle Royale Between the artist's brush And streamlined aesthetic Overtaking us. Floating by Monet's Lilies, Pressed in Carter's War Bride, Cults of the Machine Are painting everything...

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Distance Between Us

(August 9, 2018) Before the Big Bang We were all together Taunting form And space In the dance We shared. Then the Stars, Periodic Tables And endless words All got in the...

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Two-Faced Summer

(August 2, 2018) All of this happens before. Misty mornings, Where trees, hills and chance skies Trace soft lines against The long edge of summer, Glistening perfectly, On stale afternoons Before evening...

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A Song for Wednesday Morning

(July 26, 2018) Seinfeld said you're not a cat Bathing top down's where it's at Wash hair and face, scrub the pits Don't forget the naughty bits Grab some breakfast, cup of Joe...

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Tarnation

(July 19, 2018) The roofers pounded through lunch, my weekly soup and book, of a stranger’s poetry, punctuated by summer labor. Reading is always a revolt against schedule, eating at a table the...

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Dryads Live in Sitka Spruce

(July 12, 2018) Not shy as tree nymphs are said to be not oak-dwelling, but Sitka spruce never worry about leaves leaving and not returning, like dawn-swept dreams. With Artemis, we see unseen...

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Blue Lake Afternoon

(July 5, 2018) folk-life falling bright on the Blue Lake afternoon sun shine content upon the hills, the trees, the people the bales of hay soft, and meant to catch resting minds set...

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Drawing Lines, Mr. President

(June 28, 2018) One dimension Speaks volumes, With broken lines Dashing North & South, And broken bodies Littering our past. Scenic Vistas Rarely help Weary souls Recover. All lines  Are pointless....

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Whitethorn Doorway

— for Eric and Victoria Shafer and Family

(June 14, 2018) I was in the right place and then I was even more in the right place. Between two oceanic storms flooding roads, battering umbrellas of those few beyond walls,...

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