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The Box

I’ve a box in the closet to keep the past old letters written returned unopened addresses unknown pictures of old friends gone to fading sepia of names forgotten And now & again I’ll look inside in search of who I … Continue reading

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The Ovenbird

The things we learn as kids we keep all life`long          chewk chewk chewk The things we learn if aged we forget in minutes          chewk chewk chewk Just think about it it all … Continue reading

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Hibernation

Like a bear I seek a cave to retreat into in the darkness of the solstice to hide away until spring I can survive on a year’s fat images of light dance my mind of huckleberry & of steelhead stripping … Continue reading

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The Wild`Flower

Between the sheaves of my poems a wild`flower is perfectly pressed an icon from a day we wandered the meadows by a stream its name but clear the salmon bright jewels in sun`shine swimming for home “Written words give us not … Continue reading

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Where Will We Be

Where will we be when we are gone when the light leaves the windows of our eyes when our final words are but one breath will we be Where There some do say up with the stars in glitt’ring star`dust … Continue reading

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On Memories

The images fade`in fade`out on the mind’s screen reel after reel of spliced film Silent`films so we just lip`read the words of the stars in our life’s theater ambiguously We’re certain of the latest edition recollecting the times so brave  … Continue reading

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The Paper Boat

The paper boat caroms leaf to twig cove against bolder on down the stream its destination the sea upon whose shoreline the inky confessions will get scrubbed by the tumbling sands or slowly polished a treasure map The boy who … Continue reading

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The Poet Remembers

Beware the lies the politician tells he plies truth’s wire to suit his own image a snake in Paradise bent for bending the brittle facts Truth is glass that won’t bend once it’s come out regardless its spin`age words tree`carved … Continue reading

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On Feeding Birds

He sits on his bench humming old songs of Simon & Garfunkel but half a book`end all the tomes flown off                         fled birds The band on his hand … Continue reading

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On Thoughts

Those thoughts passed thru my mind like whey thru cheese`cloth moonlight thru mist leaving shadows Whose outlines linger as tombstones in deteriorating grave`yards names without faces years scrubbed All I have left of all those thoughts thinking where they all … Continue reading

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Almost

The words we almost said hang petals in the air neither the winter rime nor the summer fruit how I do regret our silence The trees while still bare are beginning to leaf the view of the Island through their … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`One

By the camp`fire the man with alzheimer’s sat holding the woman’s hand wherever she walked he followed at home again in her presence his memory now in hers her dream now his More than freedom human hearts need love and … Continue reading

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