GRASS

There where the sideoats grama grew They stepped, hand-in-hand, as the chief And his sister and the tribe had done two hundred Years before, up river, up on the bluff.   A wall of rocks directed the buffalo Over the cliff, the San Saba waiting As only a river can do, while One lone heron […]

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PATHFINDER

  The clouds went one way. Black birds went the other. Why must we bother to record the days when all that comes and comes undone goes forth without any aid. Calendars of other years were torched and set a-sailing. This should be the way of all yesterdays. This could be the way to the […]

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IT’S ALL THE SAME

  Capillaries. Organelles. Multi-nucleate fibers. These are a few of our favorite things… And a few of the things we’re made of. All of us. Every single last one of us. That is, if you’re human. A miracle. That’s what it is. Aorta. Ligaments. Microvilli and villi. Lymph ducts. Scapula. Stratum germinativum. Biology. It’s the […]

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OTHERS DENY IT

  If I could trace it out full and sure— an index finger’s worth— I most assuredly would.   If I could call it out in an opera of elephants, gray and wide— I certainly would.   To dribble it out, to dabble about on the viola and let it hang its whites on a […]

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SILENCE IN THE GARDEN

  There! that sound (yes, I hear it) comes on a column of air.   We are caught in the act of too much thought (I wonder what we missed in the midst of it all)   That sound (clear)— maybe run through rocks honed, polished—   Is an aria (magnificent) of monumental proportions. It […]

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YOU ARE OLD WOMAN NOW

  You are brown as acorns. Trees change beyond your door. Trees bend beside your door. You are old woman now.   Fat old cat sits in the garden Below the tree and the hanging begonia. You hear the wind as smooth as powder. The cat never moves:  the cat is in visions.   Papayas, […]

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