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The Apparati of Flight

Sinew hinges, struts made of hollow bone, feathers to catch the air, to gather it up and shape it into dreams that hold us Aloft.  Forward we pump ourselves, wingbeats and heartbeats, feathers aligned against the pull of prevailing winds.  … Continue reading

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Love in Its Lonely Diffusion

Loneliness is a cold, dark planet. We are isolated by time and distance across the soundless vacuum of space where warmth and light are diffuse, their intensities inversely proportionate to the square of the distance from the source of absolute … Continue reading

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immolations

flags snap prayers into the blue above stone cold ash smudge shadows *     *     * my mind grinds like the wheel slowly turning the star field *     *     * I want to fly — a sky cinder I want to … Continue reading

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Light Song

A handsome red winged blackbird Is perched upon a wire. He’s cloaked in coal black feathers And his shoulder glows red fire.   A sliver trout is swimming up A winding sun kissed stream. Her scales all catch the holy … Continue reading

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Tikkun olam

Each of us, in his or her way, is called to heal the world, to gather up the light scattered in dark corners, like bees gathering nectar from flowers made of sunlight and bringing it back to their hives where … Continue reading

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Poets Without Windows

I don’t think poets do well without windows, She said from her desk, watching the world go by. Here I am, on the street, a pedestrian peering in Though the old storefront with just this pane of glass Between us. … Continue reading

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Extragalactic Background Light

Why is the night sky dark if the universe is filled with billions of galaxies with billions of stars that have been emitting photons for billions of years?   Why are lives so dark if the world is filled with … Continue reading

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