Shedding this human skin

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I am the poet 
who shed his
human skin
to reveal
reptilian
wisdom;
the worm  
who crawled out 
of its cave
in the pouring 
rain to gain 
fresh perspective;
the tree 
trunk & root
who felt the 
wet earth,
hollow
filled 
with
wondrous
worth,
limbs signing  
skyward messages,
celebrating
& inspiring  
an unspoken 
co-existence.

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Rain-shadow avalanche

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Rain-shadow avalanche Salt Creek Falls near Oakridge, Oregon

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Noble steed

Noble steed

On the
bark of
a tree –
stands
a noble
steed –
its mossy
mane &
body armor
growing.

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Embracing every breath

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Embracing every breath

Cottonwood
warmed by
the last light
of day –
its limbs
outstretched
embracing
my every
breath.

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Running

tyler4turtles:

My wife and I ran our first half marathon (13.1 miles) yesterday. I finished with a time of 1 hour and 36 minutes and placed 75th overall (out of 1,400 runners). I am very proud of my wife for training hard since January and finishing in 2 hours and 24 minutes. It was a gorgeous day filled with sun, friends and fun :) Today, I’m moving around like a zombie, my muscles locked in a state of rigor mortis. As a runner, I wouldn’t have it any other way…these are the moments you live for!

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My heart
& feet beat
down the street –
legs & lungs
churn & burn –
fists uppercut
the air –
miles fly by
& I feel alive
running.

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A mountain of bark

A mountain of bark

Ladybug
rambling
over burls
& knots –
transversing
a mountain
of bark –
seeking
shelter under
a giant green
umbrella.

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Coniferous fencers

Forest foibles

Ponderosa Pine
needles thrust
& parry 
on air –
photosynthetic
foils fencing
in pairs.

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