Poem #26

‘Falcon/er’

In perfect understanding

the message carried through bone and muscle

shoulder/arm/wrist/falcon

tossing to release

the silver weapon skyward

hold

hold for communion

the brilliant eye, the poised wing

the tension before

flight

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Poem #25

It begins with a sprinkle of letters

high in the hills

words roll downstream

into freshets of phrase

roiling brooks of metaphor

joining the great river of inspiration

and flooding at last

into my mailbox

Written in response to ‘Fourth Day of No Postcards’

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Poem #24

Oh no! no internet

no connectivity

no community

I’m lost without my network

the fragile web strands snapped

leaving me dangling

Photo by Randall Feldhusen

Photo by Randall Feldhusen

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Poem #23

‘Where’s my Supersuit?’

 

Thor calls down lightning.

Superman leaps towers.

I have to settle for

more mundane super-powers.

Wolverine’s self-healing.

The Hulk smashed Loki flat.

I can be up and out the door

in 15 minutes, stat.

The Flash moves like a cheetah,

Nightcrawler like a toad.

I can find a Stewart’s

at the end of any road.

Tony Stark’s a genius.

Spiderman crawls wall.

I just keep on getting up

no matter how I fall.

Stewart's, the birders's friend

Stewart’s, the birders’s friend

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Poem #22

Last night’s rain is over

morning glitters from every leafpoint

and in the jewel-weed

a hummingbird levitates

showered by her whirlwind

in a storm of diamonds

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Poem #21

Hope like a silk scarf

floats from my hand to yours

It flutters

the sunshines through it

but it is strong enough

to reel you in

pull you to my arms

where I can say

I understand

I’ve been there too

I will hold you

until you heal

and the joyous rainbow of the scarf

illuminates your soul

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Poem #20

How to eat a summer peach:

first rub it tenderly

exfoliate the fuzz

then stroke the baby skin softness

against your lips and take

a tiny bite

releasing the nectar

slurp the sunwarm flesh down

to the last sweet threads on the pit

and lap up the juice

running down your wrist.

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Poem #19

The sheetrock guy

gets no respect. But who else

conceals electrical mysteries

entombs the house’s circulation

tweaks skewed corners

into true.

Tape up the cracks,

skim a coat of serenity

so we can face the world

with untroubled surface

all that’s vulnerable

seamlessly covered over.

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Poem #18

‘Engineer’

 

The logical mind that welded connections,

designed the delicate pieces

to fill the gaps

drafted hieroglyphs

has a snapped spring

an untoothed gear

schematics blurred

Rain washed out the blueprints

out-of-calibration tools

laid aside

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Poem #17

‘Supermoon III’

 

Moonlight shivers along pine boughs

Even at the darkest

it’s hot, air is still

mist rising over fields

More oppressive still

the cicadas’ scream crescendos

then stops, then painfully scales up

Meteors and fireflies 

burn up in the atmosphere

We sigh for a cool kiss

from high peaks

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