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new world magic

new world magic is different. the Cherokee say when the earth was mud risen from water,¬†grandfather buzzard sank valleys & lifted mountains with his careless wings & they told of a world¬†under this one whose people knew summers in our … Continue reading

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the bank

this is how a soul feeds puts down roots grows something like a tree matter & stretching not taller just up because that is what trees know (at least in this poem where I put words to their mouthlessness) leaning … Continue reading

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lessons learned in the morning, on the way there

this oiled gravel path twists and climbs, and sinks again to show us what we have forgotten on the way how sun fills valleys empty of anything but trees, dances on leaf tips like light brushstrokes and how these same … Continue reading

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these trees lean

these trees lean across water that has so slowly stolen and sifted earth from their roots roots hungry and hardened flailing through air half of them, the rest cling to what is left because, rooted and legless they stand where … Continue reading

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