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aspen leaves flutter — two quaking hearts in the wind — and we are not trees sustained by deep clenching roots but ants at the grand picnic

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After the Wind

It was a portentous day the sort of magic like a curse of misshapen noses or the illusion of pigs in profile sculpted in cloud-form when they actually were dogs. Puddles everywhere fallen limbs and the feeling that something happened … Continue reading

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Looking for Signs in the Sky

Saturday, Noon to 5:00: West wind strong and gusting, blasting around hills and pine plantations, striking at acute angles, aerodynamics. What is lost to wind and hills you never fully regain. Sunday, 9:35 a.m.: Calm and clear, bright blue sky … Continue reading

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Azulejo

The sky was inlaid azulejo tile, cool and gleaming. Our love was a memory from an undiscovered world, filaments of dreams woven beneath the snow. The perfect still surface of twilight was rippled by the ululated cries of the crane pair calling to … Continue reading

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i wish they’d blow my troubles away

i’m watching the winds blow crazy surface squalls like the spiral arms of galaxies of swirling frozen stars by the millions reaching to wrap around ghosts of all the weary birds that tried to cross the sea

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haiku 13.6

Crazy warm west wind what changes do you portend besides winter rain?

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Populus tremuloides

Quaking aspen, heart- shaped leaves tremulous in the slightest stirring of a whispery breeze, golden stars that twinkle in autumn’s bluest light, are raked to earth by wind and rain to turn papery then muddy brown, fragile simulicra of the … Continue reading

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