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8522

Only Appear

ONLY APPEAR I never dreamed I’d live so long The hunt is always better than the kill Cry of the predator Song of the prey Safe as a fish in the talons of an
sstoth0
Dec 11, 2015
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8521

Never Know

NEVER KNOW Sitting on an orange bench Taking in the ocean When just to our left comes first a small bird That appears to be a pied-billed grebe Looking like a
sstoth0
Oct 9, 2015
#8521
 
8520

Drought Poem

DROUGHT POEM I don’t mean to sound alarmist but I am alarmed What if the aquifers become as empty as the reservoirs? What used to be bottom muck now looks
sstoth0
Sep 20, 2015
#8520
 
8518

Fire with a Name

FIRE WITH A NAME My neighbor who always sleeps with a window open closed all his windows last night Too much wood smoke blowing in from Gasquet Isn’t there
sstoth0
Sep 2, 2015
#8518
 
8516

Rash Decision

RASH DECISION It seemed like a hot enough day so I told my mother I thought I’d go swimming in the river above the dam She asked me not to go She said it was
sstoth0
Aug 8, 2015
#8516
 
8514

Tear me away

TEAR ME AWAY No one is looking So no one will tell As the alive to the living speak Every morning I awake with a new target painted on my back After the storm
sstoth0
Jun 29, 2015
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8512

Washed Up

WASHED UP Word around town has it there’s a gray whale washed up on pebble beach The scientist in the local paper says it’s soupy skinless & up side down
sstoth0
Jun 1, 2015
#8512
 
8511

Free Speech

FREE SPEECH We live in a town where people feel free to come up & tell you something As we’re strolling home an older man walking the other way addresses us
sstoth0
May 10, 2015
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8510

Witness

WITNESS Walking to the ocean makes us wonder where the wildlife’s gone & we try to remember the last time we saw a heron Has it really been a year or more?
sstoth0
Apr 18, 2015
#8510
 
8509

Cave Bear

CAVE BEAR Like mammoths stuck in a tar pit so we become trapped in our own truths Come jump the gap between things & what we call them Remember words?
sstoth0
Mar 18, 2015
#8509
 
8507

Love Poem 16

LOVE POEM 16 One flight into your endless eyes & I feel unknown senses opening along my spine Without you there’d be no me When you speak the weather changes
sstoth0
Feb 16, 2015
#8507
 
8506

When I Die

WHEN I DIE What’s a sense of destiny worth? Ever the crashing breakers Ever the seething water Some people’s idea of communing with nature is flipping on
sstoth0
Jan 24, 2015
#8506
 
8504

Imagine

IMAGINE Looking out back I see an allosaurus bending over a fresh kill chomping mouthful after mouthful while a fancy green dragon with red silken teeth nods
sstoth0
Dec 6, 2014
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8502

Live to See the Day

LIVE TO SEE THE DAY I used to be presentable but now I’m merely present Like the horse that was hard to catch & good for nothing when caught I’m just doing
sstoth0
Nov 12, 2014
#8502
 
8500

Gulls & Terns

GULLS & TERNS At low tide the gulls line up on the banks of the creek where it is usually underwater & wait for food to be washed downstream to them How the
sstoth0
Oct 22, 2014
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