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Night Flight

Night Flight

As sweet shapes and shadows cool for night Across the silk sky, owls in flight Feel the winter beneath their wings Listen to ice as it snaps and sings. Such sailing creatures we love to be Or to stand and…
Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

The early earth was shaken By mammoth footfall pounding dust, Before the plains were overtaken When we arrived upon the crust. Did they communicate – who knows? In some medium reptilian? As our web and radios Link the tender billions.…
Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

  Sunlight in the leaves – such a sweet reprieve. Like old mates the trees communicate. Mellienia In the spruce, I see it,  whisper in  this second – a truth to me. It ‘s hanging about my yard – the…
Appendix

Appendix

One year ago, my appendix ruptured in India. It cried out for a week prior to the Emergency Room, and mended over nine months until the bureaucracy mandated surgery. Introducing itself as a rogue, my appendix came to signify a…