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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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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