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the light beyond


blustery open field
crows inciting
a riot

fearless sandpiper chases away
the mighty sea
and her creatures

frost settling
on my old dog’s

warm summer day
-fixing the dripping faucet

missed opportunities-
so many stars
so little light

saying too much-
scraping the black
off of the toast

stars between dusk and morning
-molars crunching ice
in the summer heat

Still Fire


Yet the wood cannot be collected
without a little moss,
light – a burrow full,
and a song of cider-sap
from the knot hole.

A living shadow
the flame, naked
laughing in your unsteady eye.
A little something
saved from the sun’s harvest,
a bit of air
left in the bird’s wing;
a sprig of dove
lodged in between sunken olives.

smoke feeds the night.