in the balance

July 3, 2015

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thoughts drift
caught between the now
and what may be

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coloring the spaces

March 31, 2015

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clouds expand, saturated

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with the warm
glow of the sun –
releasing
silken threads
from from the
scarf of woolen days

and so, I become

March 6, 2015

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late winter’s
thaw, trickling
into crevices,
absorbed by
the softening
ground. I listen
in silence to
the pulse
of the earth
and wait
for the signal
to press upward,
with fingertips
worn smooth,

the first tender shoots.

What if

March 4, 2015

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leaves refused to fall
and buds refused to bloom?

What if

the tide stayed out, ignoring
the moon’s insistent call?

What if

birds no longer migrated
or winds changed course?

Would we want to stay? Could we?

longing

February 18, 2015

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for warmth –
a balmy caress

the embrace
of spring

remembrances

February 9, 2015

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out of the grey

February 4, 2015

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branches
reverberate
whitely

a hush descending

laced together, whispering

February 1, 2015

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as clouds gather

January 31, 2015

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