Tag Archives: water

The smell of rain and turned garden soil

It’s raining on Liminga Road, feels like spring. Worms are working in the garden. Sal got a new bunny at the small animal swap at Erickson’s Feed and Seed. Here are two poems from my upcoming collection Memories of When … Continue reading

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23 geese

23 geese form a ragged arrow shooting south across a smudgy sky cold nights spark red maple fires down the hill that ends at the shore wind turns the big lake over and over restless and gulping the face of … Continue reading

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New Micro Fiction Piece at Misfits’ Miscellany

I have a short prose poem at Misfits’ Miscellany. Thanks, editor Philip Vermaas.

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Maybe It Was the Moon

We were higher than thin clouds slipping past the moon lantern at the peak of the black velvet tent of sky. The water was warm as the end of summer. She grasped my hand in her childlike fingers and led … Continue reading

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(You Wield) The Sharp Knife

What if you were a boy of 12 it was warm enough to swim and the clear water parted as you dove and felt along the bottom in the cool mud for what you had stepped on and pulled up … Continue reading

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Roma

High on cheap Italian beer in the heat of the late August night by a pool somewhere in Rome, you dove into the day-warm water and popped up, laughing, exclaiming I think I’ve lost me bathers! In I leapt — … Continue reading

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Below the Falls

Below the falls, beside that wild river, we found a quiet pool big enough for two, and waded in, But that was just a waking dream we shared because the only real time is this moment between dreams. You said … Continue reading

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