In my element

In the
silent
morning
hours –
before
the world
wakes –
light
passes
thru the
blinds –
& dances
on our
face.

Kindred
spirits –
bound
by our
convictions –
free to
speak our
peace.

Stars stake claim
to the night sky –
a billion gold strikes
boom & bust –
in the blink of
an eye.

I am a
mirror that
shatters –
shards
reflecting
& refracting
a million mes –
each piece
taking a
stab at
imperfection.

To find our faults
& face our fears –
To make a name
& claim our fame –
To live & die
and know why
we’re here.

Thunder
rumbles
overhead –
anvil clouds
drop their
tonnage –
giant
hail pelts
the earth –
I inhale
the heavy
air.

In the
midst
of a
storm –
between
sheets of
rain –
I dissolve
where I
stand.

Put
your
ear
to
the
earth –
drown
out
the
drone
of
society –
hear
only
the
grass
grow
& worms
shuffle.

My mind
melds with
the moment –
I am an
inseparable
component –
pure & true
in my element.

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Green tongues

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[gallery type="rectangular" ids="21413,21414,21415,21416"] Cottonwoods wave to me with their droopy, dog-eared leaves – green tongues flapping in the sweet Summer breeze.

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Sky rockets

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Sky rocketsTrunks
cheer
skyward,
limbs lift off,
needles inch
out to scratch
the lunar 
surface.

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Summer’s Keep

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Summer's KeepStratified castle
with gilded gray stone
towering above
an open meadow.
Floral carpet
& granite facade
graced by the sun’s
radiance,
its warm rays
chiseling
white glaciers,
ice cold water
cascading
downward
to refresh
moat-like
aquifers.
Mountain goats
tip-toing bastion
to bastion,
covering blind
spots along
the curtain wall,
as summer
defends itself
against the
coming autumn.

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Oyster Mushrooms

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Axis of tranquility

Stay calm
& slow down –
rest your
thoughts
on the now –
let the world
spin around –
your axis of
tranquility.

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Picking blueberries

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Picking blueberries Picking
blueberries
under the sun,
what well-rounded
gift of summer
goodness
to be eaten.

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