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Daughter

Does the sun feel scared— Looking out over earth and all she cares for? Does she fear the loss of one of her most beautiful children? The Earth, one of her closest? A beautiful ball of water and fire, circling... Continue Reading →

Rib to Rib

In the face of chaos Spring shows herself to me. Beyond measure of my body The length from toe to head, width of rib to to rib I’m just with myself. But I can be with everything else, stuck in... Continue Reading →

Never Die for the Man

Live. Live for love, Live for the song of the red, glass heart. Live for the earth and for pain, Live. Live for the wonder of yourself. And never, ever die for the man.

Basil (with no middle name)

July 26, 2017 I tried to hold your paws, they were smaller, the same shape. All of us shrink when we age but sometimes we shrink early from within. I spent years timing the moments for your dinner, smelling your... Continue Reading →

Dear Fog,

     I can see through the laden air it carries the sound of fog swallowing all the footsteps you left behind you as you turned your back and made a ceremony of leaving In the moment screams came to my... Continue Reading →

Shadows, Long and Gray

Sundogs on the mountain remind me of you and your shadow left behind words I try to share, chase after on my bicycle, speeding down the road to a party to say goodbye. It wasn't goodbye, not that time. I... Continue Reading →

Babbling Brook

Today, like many days, the sun rose and five birds sent a loud protest to the neighbor. I remembered your shine and reached back for my favorite lines to reuse them, love them, fear them, make them immortal... The dream... Continue Reading →

Color and Light

How many times will I write about the night you taught me to drive in the snow? Your pale hands in the dark air-- my own on the navy wheel, like it was a big ship pulling to port, our... Continue Reading →

Elegy

I dug after your life with my longing and cold grasp on the facts. Webs circled and crossed my head I couldn't see them I just saw you, trying to clear the gap with all science and nature afforded you.... Continue Reading →

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