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God Without Religion (for Barry Lopez)

Maybe our star is just an orb of fusion held by gravity and physics to apply energy to our little nonet here atthe spiral edge of a galaxy we can almost comprehend with the awareness we have acquired over our … Continue reading

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When Your Cover is Blown

Hobnobbin’ with a dangerous crewNo time to worry, too much to doMakin’ my way through a forest of timeDirection might slip and turn on a dime It’s reading like a story in a news magazineTelling me my brain is a … Continue reading

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Guest in My Swamp

Reading Brian Doyle and it’s likeHe took a vacation in my head, with a canoe orKayak, paddling around the marsh collecting lilyPads and skunk cabbages, so prevalent in the dark spots,And weaving them into a poem that speaksExactly to me … Continue reading

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Haiku: Wind Aria

The sea paints the shoreas the rain lashes my face;the wind sings a hymn. (waves: Jim Stewart)

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Haiku: Perspective

A tree in my yard, upheaval in my country. The tree stays the same.

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The Lift

Birds, pilots, sailors… all look for lift Artists do too It is the physics of magic (guitar: getold.com; hawk: geol.umd.edu)   Inspired by: T Bone Burnett’s AmericanaFest Keynote Address

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Mister Sniffy

In the grey light before sunrise you examine the yard and driveway: sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff Snort! sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff Snort! The new light catches the focus in your eyes, much as it might catch the focus … Continue reading

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Strawberry or Honey?

Strawberry moon looked more like honey, so I’ll go with that today. (top: al.com; bottom: wsj.com)

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Haiku–Ping Pong

Left right left right left my brain trading back and forth quick entertainment (top: adsoftheworld.com; bottom: preptalk.hermits.com)

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May December Be

You are younger than my daughter, but you are not my daughter. The rich human history of young women and old men is a cross-grain of joyful noise and heartache. Wisdom is the most valuable attribute in both directions, a … Continue reading

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