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The Package

The package arrives at the rooster`crow to snatch me from  a dark labyrinth which had no exit with the door`slam of an angry cell door The courier has flown so what’s to be done except to pick it up careful … Continue reading

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August Shadows

The shadows begin to lengthen in the August light the dawn is later dusk sooner My sunflower has yet to open a volunteer fallen from the feeder into compost Still I watch in expectation a hope of seeing it track … Continue reading

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On Aging

The river ever the same never the same flows on thru time seeking its level a pool a gorge a waterfall So the day ever the same never the same ticks on thru hours seeking its joys a task a … Continue reading

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Telling Time

Still the snows in the green fields wait to fly to the Yukon teaching goslings swimming ponds When I glanced last at a calendar I cannot now remember my time measured by rafts of geese And the humpies returning from … Continue reading

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Fading Glory

Already the daffodil begins to fade yesterday stout in splendor bright too soon gone brown and today we tout these tulips’ lips so scandalous blood`red so bred `til irises raise heads of sappy beards to capture the eye of tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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A New Eden

The ships of unseen bones pass silently through Saratoga Passage as I watch They appear for brief moments as stone monuments to all the departed man & beast Then vanish carried on tides out to the open seas to be … Continue reading

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Capturing Fire`Flies

The landscape of the poem is within the poet’s imagination ready as she is to dis` embark reality At any station along the train`route upon seeing an old tree whose tangling limbs tell a live story She’ll climb up into … Continue reading

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A Year Ends

A year ends another begins what is but linear we call cyclical A Mulligan Resolutions our attempts at remaking the self will go un`kept by Epiphany We are not short`stories but long`novels trial & error hammered paragraphs forever ending not … Continue reading

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On Patterns in Time

I look for patterns the way stones wash along the shore coarse`polished by the tides in time A stone holds grain not unlike wood telling of the mountain moved by glacier down to sea in time A leaf is patterned … Continue reading

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The Old Watch

Once we told the time by hands on the clock big hand & little hand in the tiny circle seconds The days on our calendars full of appointments in hourly increments business lunches prospects The watch would wind itself so … Continue reading

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The Cherry Tree

The heat tells on the trees Their leaves droop even as the fruit goes yellow to orange to red the sugar rising slowly All that one can do is deep`water the roots The trees soak it all up over`night At … Continue reading

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Sailing into the Sun

I have no choice but to sail into the sun whose setting is ever certain for I am unable to run as fast as He flies On my shoulder rides the gliding moon faint now in the failing light but … Continue reading

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