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Porcupine’s Helper

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… the best armor or shield or defense is not enough. Sometimes we need the help of something greater to keep us safe …  Porcupine’s Helper A tree of great size rises up as I approach. I am drifting silently on a slight breeze. The tree, maybe an ancient elm, climbs up into the sky, […]

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The Hitchhiker

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The Hitchhikers On the wing of a fly the moon is born as giant reptiles roam and we circle around the sun. Then off to the sink faucet as a nearby mother coos to a baby cradled on her chest. A stop to listen to the other flies buzzing and teasing the horse ears, making […]

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The Heart Rope

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The Heart Rope A rope tied to my heart Braided from the fibers of fatherhood Has been tossed over into the turbulence With a prayer that your hand will grab it… And I know that only you can grab it This is my journey –Nate Long “Owl” Oil pastel with digital manipulation  

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Stepping Through

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Stepping Through   You have the opportunity, the privilege, the strength and the ability To step through this sacred doorway. What will you bring with you? What will you leave behind?   This is my journey — Nate Long “Owl” ink with digital manipulation

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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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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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