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Talking with Tree

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Talking with Tree Tree stands before you. Rough bark on a wide, tall trunk. Branches stretch out above your reach, Like she is yawning after a slumber. Yes… she has just awoken to you, Touching her so slightly with honor, Asking her to tell you her story. So she smiles, only as Tree can, And […]

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Darn the Tears

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Darn the Tears   My grandmother looks up slowly from her work with a large smile and invites me closer. It is so good to be with her again. She sits on the ground and is sewing a blanket — darning the tears that have appeared between each of the colors. “Will be good as […]

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Making a Prayer of Gratitude 2017

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Making a Prayer of Gratitude (2017) with Nate Long “Owl” November 29th, 2017 at Clear Springs Studio, Austin, Texas — A Catcher woven between us Connects us all We give our Unconditional Love to all things Letting us hold the space of every one and every thing Letting us for a brief moment feel how […]

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Floating

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Floating   With the currents below And the buffeting winds above You are now floating down the river Without any say in where you are going.   It’s okay, though, it’s all okay. Enjoy this time upon the waters And don’t go wishing to return To the branches you once called home.   This is […]

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White Bear

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White Bear A point between day and night Where the sun is always just below the horizon And colors from ice to sky merge in a blur. Upon a rise, White Bear keeps watch Over the silhouette of spirits walking below, Passing through this middle-ground . One figure seems to look back and up at […]

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Who Are You Better Than?

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Yesterday in Sutherland Springs, Texas a gunman opened fire in a First Baptist Church, killing 26, then himself. The following is written in response. I am giving no apology if this in any way offends because this question must be asked and it must be answered within each heart. Who are you better than? Are […]

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This Shade Upon Your Heels

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This Shade Upon Your Heels Behind you something follows Dragging itself at your feet Something from just beyond the veil That sways just beneath your vision. Are you afraid or are you fascinated? Your definition creates this creature Allowing it to either sneer with evil Or bring a wise song on the winds. There is […]

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Blue Tree Drum

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Blue Tree Drum There is a heart-beat felt under the bare feet — and from a blue seed a blue sprout rises slowly in the South into a foggy and smoky air. The mists rise and thicken as the seedling reaches higher. A steady pulsing is felt upon the skin along with the moistness that […]

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The Calm Spot

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  The Calm Spot This morning I woke to the sound of a bird, with the sun rising outside my window and with a small wish to close my eyes again and sleep a few more minutes.  Ten and twenty and thirty years ago, I woke the same way.    Tomorrow and the next day and […]

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Back to the Camp

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Back to the Camp I travel up and out and down into the camp site where I had been just five days ago. There is Osprey flying by and I send her my gratitude. There is a pink horizon to the East and I marvel at the beauty. There is my brother, Steve, swimming through […]

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