fragments

 

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2023-11-17

do the stars speak tomorrow
as they speak of earth
in low tones?
do they speak of votes
and a slow ocean’s boil?
our age is a cleaning
once sharp, once
love into meeting.

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2023-11-14

rustling
under blankets
you sound like the ocean

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2023-08-24

leave no trace
as you wander arched ceilings
your children on fire

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2023-05-24

cancer is a slam to laughter

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2023-05-14

olden bird
song rippling water
leaves little trace
in a grain of sand

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2023-01-16

the rich-in-spirit pendulum
moved to rich-in-science
and now starts back.

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2023-01-13

frankenstein is dead
jenkins lost in the shuffle
prod’s lease on fire

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2022-10-06

I’m starting to see my mind’s end

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2022-10-02

that leaf, lifted by the wind, looks like a snake leaping

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2022-09-25

Can I fill it up to a line?
Of course you can fill it up to a line.
The line is not in question now,
No one will come after you
if you fill it too short or full.
You don’t have to imagine
a world where consequence follows from
under or over,
the other side derails
your balance,
written repercussion against
what you see.
The air is settling and,
you are free to fill a glass.

A girl agrees with everyone.
You should come home,
be with family,
your grandchildren.
You should stay here,
friends, good food,
enough money for another eight years.

Nearness is a good times now story
Farness lost to weekly visits.

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2022-09-22

broken-worn bones

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2022-07-16

First I have to ask
am I a storyteller?
It depends on the circumstances.
Mostly I’m just a reporter,
but sometimes I like to embellish
with a few extra words for no reason.
Met somebody on the road one day,
versus met somebody simply
on the road.

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2021-08-22

Earth keeps generating gifts for us

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2021-07-19

We’re ridiculously close to death every minute of our life,
I don’t see any reason to chase it.

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2021-07-02

I’m starting to get little signs
that I’ll be moving on:
doubled letters on the monitor,
itchy ears, foggy brain,
what?

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2021-05-28

Remember, kids, to think
like a gizzard filled with sand
or chew

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2021-05-11

I remember how hollow it sounded when I scratched it

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2020-12-11

Words dissolve in a current world.

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2020-11-04

a crack with froth
US casts its votes
months of mouths
in furious demonstration

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2020-08-20

if you knew everything
you wouldn’t be asking me
why I do things this
or that way

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2020-06-24

cell phone

I have befriended a little metal rectangle.
It speaks to me in the voice of a loved one.
I hold it against my head and it says
the wildest things, life as fantastic
as the circus spread throughout a meadow.
When we’re done, I put it in my pocket
where, heavy and quiet, it sits until it feels
the need to be like a cricket.

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2020-05-27

down in the green leaves
tall trunks
brown stepping into distance

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2020-04-09

clairvoyant open

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2020-04-01

deeper and deeper the older I get
buying postage to the holy land
trying to fly and get there quick
end up walking in sand

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2020-03-07

who’ll bicker
with a sea change
in time
to move light?

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2020-02-19

I pull this white furry sky
over my shoulders
cold, with rain,
and walk to the bus.

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2020-02-14

The days aren’t long enough
together in the things
we love to do,
but that can wait –
I know you
in the moments I surrender
to your voice, your look, your hair.

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2020-01-10

dreams are snowflakes
palette to panorama
melting when watched

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2019-12-17

I heard the garden’s moss say
“plant a tree”, and brought
my sapling reaching
to a spring.

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2019-09-30

knee deep rain falls
fast through yellow
haze down
building’s dripping
dark green rooftop’s
border fence

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2019-09-14

moon observes
sun waves hands

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2019-03-21

wind wrenches, rain prowls

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2019-03-01

creak of dawn
shaft of light
through closed eye

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2019-01-04

coffee is the stirrup of consciousness

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2018-11-09

It’s almost time for bed.
what was Euclid thinking
when a woman sat beside him
and wanted to talk?

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2018-08-10

prior noir

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2023-11-14

rustling
under blankets
you sound like the ocean

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2023-08-24

leave no trace
as you wander arched ceilings
your children continue as fire

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2023-05-24

cancer is a slam to laughter

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2023-05-14

olden bird
song rippling water
leaves no trace
sand

—————————————————————–
2023-01-16

the rich-in-spirit pendulum
moved to rich-in-science
and now starts back.

—————————————————————–
2023-01-13

frankenstein is dead
jenkins lost in the shuffle
prod’s lease on fire

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2022-10-06

I’m starting to see my mind’s end

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2022-10-02

that leaf, lifted by the wind, looks like a snake leaping

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2022-09-25

Can I fill it up to a line?
Of course you can fill it up to a line.
The line is not in question now,
No one will come after you
if you fill it too short or full.
You don’t have to imagine
a world where consequence follows from
under or over,
the other side derails
your balance,
written repercussion against
what you see.
The air is settling and,
you are free to fill a glass.

A girl agrees with everyone.
You should come home,
be with family,
your grandchildren.
You should stay here,
friends, good food,
enough money for another eight years.

Nearness is a good times now story
Farness lost to weekly visits.

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2022-09-22

broken-worn bones

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2022-07-16

First I have to ask
am I a storyteller?
It depends on the circumstances.
Mostly I’m just a reporter,
but sometimes I like to embellish
with a few extra words for no reason.
Met somebody on the road one day,
versus met somebody simply
on the road.

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2021-08-22

Earth keeps generating gifts for us

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2021-07-19

We’re ridiculously close to death every minute of our life,
I don’t see any reason to chase it.

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2021-07-02

I’m starting to get little signs
that I’ll be moving on:
doubled letters on the monitor,
itchy ears, foggy brain,
what?

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2021-05-28

Remember, kids, to think
like a gizzard filled with sand
or chew

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2021-05-11

I remember how hollow it sounded when I scratched it

— here
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2020-12-11

Words dissolve in a current world.

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2020-11-04

a crack with froth
US casts its votes
months of mouths
in furious demonstration

—————————————————————–
2020-08-20

if you knew everything
you wouldn’t be asking me
why I do things this
or that way

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2020-06-24

cell phone

I have befriended a little metal rectangle.
It speaks to me in the voice of a loved one.
I hold it against my head and it says
the wildest things, life as fantastic
as the circus spread throughout a meadow.
When we’re done, I put it in my pocket
where, heavy and quiet, it sits until it feels
the need to be like a cricket.

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2020-05-27

down in the green leaves
tall trunks
brown stepping into distance

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2020-04-09

clairvoyant open

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2020-04-01

deeper and deeper the older I get
buying postage to the holy land
trying to fly and get there quick
end up walking in sand

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2020-03-07

who’ll bicker
with a sea change
in time
to move light?

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2020-02-19

I pull this white furry sky
over my shoulders
cold, with rain,
and walk to the bus.

—————————————————————–
2020-02-14

The days aren’t long enough
together in the things
we love to do,
but that can wait –
I know you
in the moments I surrender
to your voice, your look, your hair.

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2020-01-10

dreams are snowflakes
palette to panorama
melting when watched

—————————————————————–
2019-12-17

I heard the garden’s moss say
“plant a tree”, and brought
my sapling reaching
to a spring.

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2019-09-30

knee deep rain falls
fast through yellow
haze down
building’s dripping
dark green rooftop’s
border fence

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2019-09-14

moon observes
sun waves hands

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2019-03-21

wind wrenches, rain prowls

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2019-03-01

creak of dawn
shaft of light
through closed eye

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2019-01-04

coffee is the stirrup of consciousness

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2018-11-09

It’s almost time for bed.
what was Euclid thinking
when a woman sat beside him
and wanted to talk?

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2018-08-10

prior noir

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2018-06-25

I open my eyes and
the room is filled
with nowhere to hide light

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2018-04-16

One day our feet will retire
and not ply this
creaking wooden floor

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2018-04-15

day start harsh
thought jumble
stomach malcontent
dizzy eyes

strenuous long plan
life threads
appears impossible
labor ability

cut chase unfold
eggs cook lox tang
coffee chew listen talk

songs play words sing
chords fathom charts
harmonize duet

black street car tar
windshield snow google maps
louisiana music
friends talk

new song old song
groove rhythm
found lost
words meter too soon
too late notes wrong
notes right end

slow day night’s end
piece fits below
infinity next
morning

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2017-12-29

lucie is
as you know
luminescent

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2017-12-27

great blankets cover
the face and body
of a woman
who thinks to eat
but is not able
to free her hands

her self image created
outside
rests with words
turned inward

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2017-12-27

warm salt sea
finger drops of mirth
lions watch through steam
pillows of earth

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2017-11-10

ownership is what you can stuff in your cheeks
what you can do, you can do now

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2017-11-07

my head hurts
from the spires of civilization
jesting
teeth in the wind

wealth is sun on a green leaf

why shouldn’t I fill my mind
with a woman’s hair?
the sea is full of places to hide
and she likes to play.

this old zoetrope
is a simian
getting up to go

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2017-06-28

when I get hungry
the world is blocked by a wall of brilliant hiss
and I squeak like a baby bird

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2018-06-25

I open my eyes and
the room is filled
with nowhere to hide light

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2018-04-16

One day our feet will retire
and not ply this
creaking wooden floor

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2018-04-15

day start harsh
thought jumble
stomach malcontent
dizzy eyes

strenuous long plan
life threads
appears impossible
labor ability

cut chase unfold
eggs cook lox tang
coffee chew listen talk

songs play words sing
chords fathom charts
harmonize duet

black street car tar
windshield snow google maps
louisiana music
friends talk

new song old song
groove rhythm
found lost
words meter too soon
too late notes wrong
notes right end

slow day night’s end
piece fits below
infinity next
morning

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2017-12-29

lucie is
as you know
luminescent

—————————————————————–
2017-12-27

great blankets cover
the face and body
of a woman
who thinks to eat
but is not able
to free her hands

her self image created
outside
rests with words
turned inward

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2017-12-27

warm salt sea
finger drops of mirth
lions watch through steam
pillows of earth

—————————————————————–
2017-11-10

ownership is what you can stuff in your cheeks
what you can do, you can do now

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2017-11-07

my head hurts
from the spires of civilization
jesting
teeth in the wind

wealth is sun on a green leaf

why shouldn’t I fill my mind
with a woman’s hair?
the sea is full of places to hide
and she likes to play.

this old zoetrope
is a simian
getting up to go

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2017-06-28

when I get hungry
the world is blocked by a wall of brilliant hiss
and I squeak like a baby bird

whatever gods play chess with us
are going to throw me away
as a broken piece

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2017-06-22

a poet is
eccentric as the
world inside out

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2017-05-19

in this inky soup I swim
with chunks of life and death
afloat and sinking

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2017-05-13

bed is the age to which i must go
but before i visit the to age
I must have some from age
wine and crackers

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2017-04-10

be spring
let starlings mate
with word in beak
I am mute
and cannot speak catastrophe
to a culture in transition
what, low in chaos
brings revolution
in a durable world
turned red?

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2017-03-07

ped antics is a dance

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2016-01-26

we’re so afraid
of moving to the wilderness
eating bugs
waiting for the great lights end
but life everywhere
is growing chaos
a blinding fury
who’s to say
pine needles in the sun
aren’t tea

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2016-12-29

I anticipate flying red-breasted woodpeckers, a cadre of sparkles

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2016-12-27

an idea is a switch that needs to be touched subtly before it turns on

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2016-11-17

water joins itself in filling the glass

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2016-11-14

blue sky scraper

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2016-10-27

let’s see the roar data

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2016-10-25

ballots are a rorschach test, watch for voter freud

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2016-10-11

mathematicians are wizards who say proof

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2015-10-07

earth’s hair turns to a clown
autumn leaves
laughing and shaking
at winter

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2016-10-05

If you come across low hanging fraught, say whale zen.

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2015-09-15

can’t see me
says the beautiful woman
enticing
pepper and cumin
in a blue satin robe

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2015-08-25

a world without rhyme
this morning
too much science
in the dialectic
of business thought
and a caffeine
headache

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2015-08-23

the world face
an image stream
jaw words
braid into meaning
curling past

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2015-07-16

I’m with my right soul group now
I’m right with my soul group now

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2015-07-01

mat

yoga makes me an egg
slowly scrambling into position
bones splaying aching muscle
rivulets streaming over skin
lungs cracking open steam
to raise an empty head

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2015-03-15

morning arrives in a glaze of blurry

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2014-12-13

addicted to thought
my world became
a crack house
then returned
to the beating of hearts

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2014-12-03

at the end of the world
there’s still gold
in a sip of cold
chamomile tea

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2014-10-08

I know I’m off my zen
having seen words attach themselves to images
and see them arriving now

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2014-09-24

o bespoke darkness
cauldron of my dreams
what a comfort you are
before the challenge
of the day

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2014-07-30

this soup we live in
ocean of awareness
great to see you!

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2014-07-15

our minds so fond of symbols
have compartmentalized the world
to pieces
not allowed to play
and like a huge spring under tension
it may snap
its way to balance

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2014-07-04

the flotilla that crossed my mind
this lifetime
is scattered thin
on the horizon

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2014-06-16

once swung you can sing
see and whistle
trees

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2014-05-08

spread the word that can’t be spread

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2014-04-11

a modicum of vestige

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2014-03-29

when you shave elysian fields
use short strokes
so the reaper doesn’t get distracted
then coat the wavering ground
with tonic
so the furtive soil
holding close its seeds and roots
remains alive
to bring them next to light

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2014-03-10

at last
we’re out on the floor
throwing our arms up
smiling some more

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2014-02-28

I’m enough monkey, with enough typewriter,
I’m just not sure I can get it done by Sunday.

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2014-01-23

yoke with god
neck and neck
with nirvana

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2014-01-13

I’m the one who’s left behind
while the human race takes off
in jet packs

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2013-10-03

all shades of past life
kids’ excited schoolyard screams
red roast wine and beets

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2013-10-02

vegetables mingle
telling exotic stories
crockpot never boils

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2013-09-09

a window edge
trades witty remarks with the wind
they clap

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2013-09-04

when a war begins
the weary watch
awake for years

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2013-06-19

I am a footed creature
purple skinned with blood vessels
to balance on

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2013-06-19

I can’t tell if this fatigue
is lyme disease
or the breath of relaxation
after a month of plans and stress
and a lifetime of anxiety

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2013-06-14

stir the coffee
without stirring the cup

leave the jangling
that so annoys everyone

soundless swirls
will harmonize the liquid

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2013-06-08

all the flames a
burning dove
who beckons me
with touch

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2013-06-14

ahh … diminishing
returns to life

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2013-05-30

water
after being woven
into turbulent
and tightly twisted knots
unwinds

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2013-05-15

now what moment
light plays
leaves dance
grass shakes
bird foot
touches earth

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2013-04-26

the things
I want to see
aren’t seen with
eyes
out here in
sunlight,
they’re inside
seen
with other
sight

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2013-04-14

I am one of those monkeys
who sits in a tree
wondering if it’s safe to be
down on the ground
with all the people having fun

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2013-03-26

my friends the birds
will understand the sweeping rush
of notes from strings
in meeting full of song

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2013-03-01

poet as scout
tells stories of what’s been seen.
who tell stories
to entertain the kids?
who tells the stories
of ancestors?

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2013-02-14

just woken up
yawning, grooming
out the door to
stand in the rain
a cat who smells like earth
especially when wet

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2013-01-13

a triangle’s a triangle’s a triangle

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2012-12-30

the tipi is wrapped
smoke flaps snug
snow shaken from mats
hung to dry above the fire
a spider rappels down a pole
and walks across the floor
so much smoke up high
hanging feathers
I guide melt water down the poles
sunset, door is tied
goodbye

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2012-12-21

souls
see separate
wills
eye to eye

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2012-12-16

snow outside, too cold
cat before dog water bowl
sits contemplating

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2012-12-12

the house is clean to the best of our humble abode abilities

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2012-10-19

once upon a time
there was a muscle fiber
and a neuron.

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2012-08-13

mosquito on a flat wall
have you been drinking blood?
what am I going to do with you?
go make more mosquitos.

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2012-07-30

dream and wake, some of
these thoughts, those thoughts, two places’
stories balance time

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2012-06-18

don’t take any wicked fucking knuckles

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2012-06-16

I told a woman in a dream
that two hours before,
I’d been there in a dream.
What does it mean?

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2012-06-07

sun dip far owl red bar zip tan fir her art pod him pad toy par kin

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2012-06-02

my god they left a shambles floor
and now I hear those dogs
stampeding to another room

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2012-06-02

water hits the ground running
under into a basement
flood party

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2012-05-22

moon on any other surface
wavers background blend

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2012-05-21

lazy happy patient ant

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2012-05-18

words bring corners to sound’s round house

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2012-04-18

this blade of grass as much as me
is out the door

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2012-04-09

once I knew a father
who held my heart by name
before these trials
that time and sound
let go

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2012-04-03

an island covered every square inch with flowers

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2012-03-21

a night in the cottage
with a dream as real
as the spring air moves outside.

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2012-03-21

nature is a zero-sum game

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2012-02-28

the bugs come out in any weather
late february, at the end of the porch
hovering, twisting, darting in the sun
like steam off the land

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2012-02-26

outside on a clear day
warm sun
vibrations roll off the tongue
words to the blue sky

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2012-02-02

far and long ago, away
the dancer turned, around
a wall of granite
smoke hanging in the air
veiled lightly, no despair
a smile across her lips
the moon a distant light

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2012-01-31

pay attention to what you are what you eat

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2012-01-26

enlightenment is awareness that awareness is the natural state of things

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2012-01-26

over a creature
another with heart and empathy
rolls a one ton boulder
down the flat space between trees

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2011-12-08

is the world done for indoors?

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2011-11-10

it’s an ongoing slog, slow going

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2011-10-18

if the planet was an arm,
how healthy would it be
with cities every hundred miles
and tracks along the coast

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2011-10-12

into every mind a few leaves must fall

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2011-10-03

from age wends all change

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2011-09-09

maybe we invented skyscrapers
as a forest
so we could hang out in the trees again

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2011-09-02

tree down
in all its cells
arms akimbo
one end resting
in the branches still standing
the other clouds the ground
a mural leaves drying.
two straight trunks
emblazon the sky
health notwithstanding
to be cut down
and die.
sliced and split and aged
the body metabolised
pieces heat a winter.
two trunks fall over
in a storm
labor and heat
the tree is a gift.

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2011-08-19

people know how to turn
like birds in flight
together one direction
then another
but this practice has been slowed
by thought that adds
an instant to the mind

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2011-08-01

starlight
frogs croak
flashing lights
fireflies
corner eye

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2011-06-19 father’s day 2011

family comes around
the table changes
food grows up
work becomes new
play independent
celebrate the days
the words and years
of time

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2011-06-09

what, me whine?
I’m a dog, I dine
not whine.
sleep for hours
at a turn,
dig a spot with dedicated might,
wait a patient island
in the center of your kitchen
yes, these things,
but whine, no-o-o-o-o

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2011-05-20

time and tumult
sky offers water
green lies about the land
two pair blue jeans, any time

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2011-04-28

count the years, and the years are numbered

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2011-04-25

lack of sleep, unfocused eyes
slow river brings them round
to naive dawn

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2011-04-14

evidemment, une vie demain

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2011-04-08

love rings the universe
infinitesimal bell
from home

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2011-03-16

the ground beneath the bird feeder
is littered with cracked corn
ignored by birds and squirrels.
why is that? what does this corn lack?

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2011-03-08

mountain poets jump from speak to speak

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2011-03-05

nest in the open
marsh grasses twist in the wind
duck hunts with webbed feet

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2011-02-21

honor the owner
of great ideas
and eyes
and breath

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2011-02-12

no fire like an old fool

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2011-02-01

to play with a stir crazy cat
and not get sliced and diced
by ginsu feet

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2011-01-24

the house is warm
the wood stove settles
heat round corners all rooms
upstairs rising dark toward sleep
so fine

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2011-01-19

raw day roar
bells trickle in the gutter
snow melt

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2011-01-17

this winter’s light all souls turn to ice
to play in sun and snow so blue
then come inside to watch the sun weave slowly
in the turning kernel of a fire

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2011-01-05

a little bread and butter in the snow,
and all the dogs stop by, the crows
howl for hours, flying over
look for more, and mix the ground with squirrels.

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2010-12-31

you’re the light on a sidewalk
on a street zoned for business
dressed in white, waiting for a ride
in the dark

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2010-12-25

life is what happens when the dog wants to do other things.

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2010-12-17

follow winter water
spring eternal round the corner

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2010-12-11

up in the cold bright woods the dog
traverses slopes,
chases a hawk,
gallops leaves,
bounds for squirrels,
slips across ice,
follows scents,
and brings a deer leg home to chew.

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2010-11-30

the ground is hard to realize
ice air hush
brown leaves imagination

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2010-10-14

lunch run, jog and lunge
hawk cry long call, short warning
sprint on out of there

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2010-09-21

the big bang is relentless …

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2010-10-26

You chipmunks race across a stone wall,
such short lives, three winters maybe,
mine is longer twenty times.
I’ve wandered all those roads
filled with people,
climbed the hills,
entered my den.
I watch you now,
jet across these rocks,
reflecting on your life.

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2010-08-31

ease into autumn heat
minds prying, watching
the coming winds of this hurricane
climb the coast, a barricade
while we wait
dogs in the shade
dragonflies at dusk
run around
before the storm
clams shut their windows
and afterwards bask in the sun

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2010-08-21

cat wakes in terror
moves quickly out of the room
when I sing high notes

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2010-07-28

edge of a cool pond
moon drops shine on the short grass
bullfrogs call deep sound

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2010-07-11

hubris locomotive

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2010-04-20

great minds sync alike

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2010-04-08

wicked cool,
summer’s not here,
april bandit heat’s disappeared

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2009-09-24

what words dispel the mystery
when energy the world creates
leaves and cannot be restored?

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2009-09-24

oh give me a yurt
and a bucket of chert
and a deer with a hoof that is splayed
for seldom the herd
has disparaged the wood
and its graze is just browsing all day

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2009-07-31

art irritating life

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2009-05-12

nowan – someone from now

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2009-05-09

massive bumblebee
great hulk grappling flower
my friend, you da bomb

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2009-02-15

natural language
tree frogs singing sweet july
humid air, night sounds

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2009-02-13

sky above on fire
promises on tv
world one warm at home

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1/2009

could we get that light less bright
and the glasses closer
not on the desk or in the kitchen,
so sinking into the sofa
to read a book of poems and relax
after a day in front of the tube
isn’t so freaking difficult?

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1/2009

words in images and layers
settle
long stalks ramble.
feeling alights, thought chatters
until the wind stops them.
driven away, will they return
if the plain is not honored?

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12/2008

Yesterday one dog got fat,
she’s old and cold is outside reaching.
The other got his fat and lean,
he’s young and has to keep his muscle.
But this was written before the facts were in,
the cat got lean, not dog.

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10/2008

shuck the flower
scent fills every fold
of clothing

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8/2008

to you it’s all one big rat’s ass
tumbling blocks each day that
someone puts up at night

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8/2008

having fought to recover
the open wonder lost as a child
I have regained kindness
in empathy tempered age

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3/2008

hair bent from sleep in layers
days typing at the snow, the window,
nights watching tv. indoors
around the clock, participate
in small ways, work is never done.
a winter hat covers the mess
for a trip to the store, to buy wine
to celebrate the last test today.

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12/2008

day’s wait couldn’t be blander
missing juice vodka rocks blender
half glass beer lime blinder
dreams big far away blonder
stumble near over edge blunder

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2/2008

neighbors planting, dancing
air, shelter, water, fire, food
earth gathers us for harvest

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1/2008

look at all the cairns built
from right and wrong

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3/2008

no better time for gift
breathe in
no other place for thanks
breathe out

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1/2008

earth’s fall.
loss of diversity,
climate shift:
hibernate and return.

house in disarray:
trees dying,
plants invading,
ticks biting.
better open native space,
moss erasing rocks.

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1/2008

word is forest
meter carpets the floor

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1/2008

meditation

awake too long walking surface ripples,
cheer and blight.
next sputter, go well back before thought,
vacation.

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2/2008

hubris and debris
ring cloudy, last half battle
of the patriots

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1/2008

pharaoh’s daughter
has a hard time with words
while father is master
and fiancee reckons

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2/2008

wisdom

bow of trust an ocean prow a furrowed glance
before the surging wake to spread all charts
your prowl among the tides and sand and drifting
castoff truth a dance in time with water

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1/2008

things aren’t always what they seem,
seams unknot to reveal song.

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1/2008

how are these words
any different
from falling snow?

they’re all alike,
playing on their way down
to the ground.

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1/2008

dance

expressions of love
a look
linger and kindle
the floor

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1/2008

bird

with full plentiful force,
sun breaks wing
feeding on the ground.

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2007

a garden is labrea from green lawn.
earth keeps time between rows,
woodchucks take their nibble.

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2004

thoughts homespun lyric bodies mingle

heart words hearth fire earth light

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2004

hattie

we have a feral kitten,
she hides when i watch her,
walks tall when i snort.

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2004

john lennon is from another world
the side you visit after hours where
reflection, persuasion, relentless
push a visit with falls and angles
from here to there takes forever
to get back

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6/2001

each self a singularity
in an unbroken sea
each self a shore

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2000

river

ten nights alone pass thinking of you
move aside your felt for hot skin
still the river

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2/1990

lap wrap beams boat salt water

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< 1980

i’d like to meet her
hair flowing out in all directions
between my fingers
smile kin to sun

to know the crystal open
light black in your eyes
talk back

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< 1980

dim blending waves awareness shifts warm to black
yawn moves lightly across walls of yellow sideboard
barnyard sloping down to walls of stone
hay and smell of horses, night plants, old manure

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< 1980

arm out over
wishing well
gazing skyward
as I drop my coins
to hell

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