Nobody Knew

Nobody knewthe cherry treeswould bloom today.How quietly they must havewhispered together,huddled in thedeepest ends of their roots,as winter’s death creptdown their branches.But slowly— as slowly as Earthtilts her headback toward the Sun—a chorus grew, some…

It’s in Everything

It’s in everything, this dancingof something that’s more than just life.Look at the trees near the shore,how they shimmy and wave over the bright face of the Salish Sea. Meanwhile the waters rush in—mad for…

The Volvo XC90 Sport Utility Vehicle

Who is the man who buys himself The Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle Fire truck red And keeps it spotless against the desert winter On his way back to New Mexico from snow-white Flagstaff, Arizona?…

You Take It With You

Remember that you take it with you All of it Even the fuzzy and forgotten parts It’s all there in the way you breathe now In the questions you never would have thought to ask…

A White Bird

A bird banks against the wind Of an oncoming storm The tops of its wings so white against Charcoal clouds That my camera finds no data there A blank spot in the storm A soaring…

Invisible Trails

Follow the invisible paths Walk upon the high places The sides of mountains The edges of planters along the road And when the trail gets too narrow to walk Keep your knees bent And your…

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You wear your beauty like a crown You wear your crown like it’s a sword You wield your sword like it’s a shield You hold your shield like you’re afraid Afraid the world is after…

The Longest Chase: A Caper

“Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had spent in doing it, and again, all was vanity and a chasing after the wind…” -Solomon, King of Israel I gave…