Category Archives: Free verse

A Gardener Watches Blown Snow

Diamonds driven by water-winds hiss against my windows frozen fire crackling burning coldcrisped leaves where vines still tether pods of purpleblack beans. Ferns bowing to the rush of switchback winds tempt my gardener’s hands into the frigid world calling it … Continue reading

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October 22 Thank-You Note

Idling running your hands (those hands with rich veins whose heat of strength runs fast through them) through debased soil you touched an unexpected blasted root crowded around by noxious weeds nicked and frozen by turns half-eaten in the muddy … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of October Melons

Sugared juices run across my palm, I catch my breath and shut my eyes —the sweetness of October melon— two seconds—less—sufficed to glide the long and gleaming knife through its netted skin through its softest orange flesh and now it … Continue reading

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Sitting Too Close to the Flowers

Leaves of morning glory flutter their shade at me blocking the protection of melanin I seek. I look up for the Sun for its exact trajectory in the August sky but see instead sheens of dancing some-kind-of-willow like bright fresh … Continue reading

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August

Loose in hip and mind I wander in the gardens a gigantic bee visiting flower and leaf seeking the astonishment of fruits where there were none even in the dimness of yesterday’s dusk. Indoors I settle to nothing neither book … Continue reading

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Love Poem

Coming from a bay of blood and wet grey moss hands tight together for healing for world making Neither one knew the roads would knit so far so long so new Strained and thinned to the faint glimmer rounding the … Continue reading

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Solstice Meditation

i. Earth glows at Solstice – sings in orange blossoms murmurs sweet lavenders harmonizing with wrensong – caresses us all with love in breezes making feathered ferns dance shushing sweet jasmine into our rooms drawing us out gently into her … Continue reading

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White Noise

Buzzing and mumbling it keeps the mind from waking, wondering attending to nothing hearing no small voices until even thunder becomes inaudible. Its powerful pull sucks at the roots forces them inward until they circle around themselves growing nowhere feeding … Continue reading

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Persistence

An open mirror to the sky her sudden scudding clouds— A lake rippled by gusts of breathless fascination— I am all surface: depths of old days foundations for wavelets expressing breezes exhaled by a loving Earth. Spring has wandered into … Continue reading

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Natural Consequences

Since kindness carried no guarantee since a loving heart was worthless on the open market since a generous spirit got sucked dry and was soon discarded– We erected a new God carried it to the high place where the old … Continue reading

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