time and place – August 28

8.28.2014

fawn colored deer

walk through our

yard munching the

tomato plants and

hostas down so

that we want to

shoot them

 

but for that we

need a license and

to drive four hours

to northern woods

where they’ve learned

to hide.

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first-world problem – August 27

8.27.2014

worst dinner out

terrible service in

an expensive setting.

slow, graceless

uncomfortable

and uncaring

 

but

a first-world problem.

while people starve

who would wait half

a day for even a nibble

 

chalk it up.

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when pain comes to stay – August 25

8.25.2014

when pain comes

to stay

the mind starts

to play

 

does this mean done

why me the one

do I have time to run

does this end the fun

 

answers will come.

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eden – August 22

8.22.2014

butterfly benches

swide open fields

water drippling, running

spraying, flowing

through flowered gardens

and Japanese teas.

 

chi-chi-chiping voices

on softening breeze

moving full tipping

branches

with wind blown

sub-ease.

 

a garden, a garden

from world’s first

pray tell

the footsteps, the One

who makes all things

well.

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old friends – August 21

8.21.2014

a few old friends went away

today.

the bed we made babies

in

the car that taught our

boys

the way home.

 

inanimate. metal. wood.

and wire. stuffing.

only stuff.

 

and yet they were

friends.

 

godspeed.

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sabbath lands – August 15

8.15.2014

verdant waving farmland

crops flowing yards and

acres and hectares

to the horizon

 

a town below bluffs,

the drop immediate

and precipitous to the

river

 

where one can float

away into patterns

of flow and serenity,

dalliance personified.

 

air comes clean, breath

enters slowly with

space for reflection

under no duress

 

sabbath time

indeed.

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a walk a way – August 11

8.11.2014

a walk a way a

day a play

a site to sway

a life today.

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