Tag Archives: instinct

the owl swoops – May 25

5.25.2017 the owl swoops a snake in its talons   at the pond geese train their goslings to follow in line   families felons predators prey   all doing what they must to live another day. ===================

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when he was born – January 22

1.22.2017 when he was born his mother cuddled him close and rubbed her nose deep into his hair   to inhale all that he was, all that he is, all that he would become.   somewhere deep we know each … Continue reading

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the birds know – July 27

7.27.2016 the birds know. seven, eight, nine swirl around the feeder, wait their turn, push in to take a stance   nuthatch, cardinal woodpecker, finch all scrambling before the storm   a surprise only to our atrophied instincts as wind … Continue reading

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pond ice – March 11

3.11.2016 pond ice thin as paper, ducks slip into the edges knowing somehow that their time has come. ——————–

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animate radar – March 8

3.8.2016 the ice is going out water starting to flow, ground muddying.   the swans know without our having to tell them.   infinite, animate, radar. —————–

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hey big boy – August 6

8.6 forest glade primeval dark, bare stream wending, older trees down, roots lifted out of the softened earth by summer squalls.   breathe in, pause. one barred owl calls and a lady love replies.   hey big boy, I’m over … Continue reading

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osprey mother – July 20

7.20.2015 osprey mother slips away wing clipping the wire   the talons beak fine strong corpus no longer matter   in the world of instinct to be wounded is to die.   she sits on the low timber, wing askew, … Continue reading

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