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Recognition

Recognition Not knowing what to do with so many tears, I walked to the mother of all maples, Planted myself before her great trunk, tilted my head back and looked through time. I spoke a few words to the dark, … Continue reading

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Free Write on an Unwritten Page

The child’s wings are nearly formed. Halfway to 100, I stare at an ocean, a mirror, an unwritten page. I see I have mastered nothing I have been told is necessary. Language of intimate partnership, Fluency in economic excess, Ownership … Continue reading

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Will

Now that I’m 50, people tell me I should write a will. Will I will my life to all that is One Earth Indivisible From topsoil to thin blue line, Envelope of sustenance Interdependent, Miles of roots invisible, Animals winged, … Continue reading

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Day of Mo(u)rning

  Night terrors shudder you awake before sun. Make your way to the deep half-moonlit woods. Wait for the curtain to be lifted, the switch flipped, Blue-black lightens. All of a sudden, the birds. Follow the trunks of your fellow beings, … Continue reading

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Loved

A once in a lifetime moment I want to remember happened this week.  I sat on the grass and meditated in the sun, then lay down flat, sunk into the moss and allowed ants to crawl over my skin.  I closed … Continue reading

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People Honoring Trees

I’d like to share a beautiful effort by folks on the other side of the world from me who received a grant to “Sit by your favorite tree and write a poem. Know that we are listening gently, ready to … Continue reading

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Meditation

    Meditation Skipping meditation class I leave the house.  My sanctuary awaits, a lawn to mow, winter’s dry branches to cut. Prepared for enlightenment, I slip my camera in my sweatshirt pocket and start pushing.   One row done.  … Continue reading

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