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Involuntary alliance

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There is a dull throb in my temples and a stutter-step in my veins that resonates through my body to the core of my soul’s being. I try to shake these sensations as if…

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Terraform by storm

Raindrops distend from scores of swelling celestial abdomens. Cumulus umbilical clouds  channel oblong beads onto umbrellas, birthing belly button ripples in pools below, circumscribing rings around the root and marrow of all living things. Vital plasma infuses invaluable liquid life … Continue reading

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The tightrope walker stalker

May I introduce the Ladybug acrobat herself, able to scale vertical tightropes while being stalked by my eyes in the sky up so high…

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Ladybug acrobatics

Ladybug scaling my long, skinny digits, found her on the red carpet; black spots standing out like ink blots on a white tank top. Good luck for poets who have nothing better to do, bad luck for aphids who wear … Continue reading

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Sans rhyme

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Being human sans rhyme  would make my heart bleed  time after time, after time, after time, until all its bolting beets  are harvested from  my body  as slugs shriveled  by insult.   

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Snail’s Progress

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Concrete poem of a gallivanting gastropod with gooey glue ‘toe-jam football’ As the Beatles so eloquently sang, “Let it be” and “Come Together” over this much maligned mollusk! For more information about snails, check…

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Likable lichens!

Usnea is a lichen that hangs in grey to greenish strings on trees such as this oak. It is also known as Old Man’s beard, Tree dandruff (my favorite) and Woman’s long hair and grows all over the world. Like … Continue reading

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Cultivator of all souls

Soul-searching sentient being finds all not wholly lost, just drifting lonely, unannounced in the dust. Like a soft, tight petal, it wills not to expose its reproductive potential, for once given away, the flower’s color fades to grey. Dressed to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on turtles

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I have spent many summers observing turtles.  No other organism in my life has taken up more space in my thoughts or dreams.  I have tracked the threatened Blanding’s turtle and endangered spotted turtle…

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Shortness of breath

A breath shortened, seized, silenced,  shook out of the lungs, hollowed not  from your fall, but by countless chainsaws crippling canopies, robbing air in pleural cavities.

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