Archive for February, 2015

Looking down, and up, and ahead.

Beetles and microbes are all the company
that we shall have for our animal decomposition.

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Fallen, rotting logs transform,

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populated and adorned with lichens,

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endlessly varied in shape and color

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and texture, from delicate lacework

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to the hard shelves that jut off trees.

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The trees reveal more undressed’
as they shall stay for several weeks more,
the mountains and the sky.

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And the line of little badges

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that demark our new neighbor.

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Sorry, groundhog, it’s already on.

Somebody’s always got to be first,
no matter the risk,
so comes the crocus.

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Another killing frost to come?

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Of course.

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But, hello, for today.

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Leftovers under foot.

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Step gently because it is all alive.

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Even the rocks, digested by their dressings.

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Quartz born in fire, resting on the loam.

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 Quartz born in fire, washed by the waters.

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Tipping point.

top

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back

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side

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front

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oh my

obeying gravity, the law

 

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Recollected and prospected.

The first tomatoes last spring were a handful of cherries.

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Then the season and the vines got serious
and five gallon buckets spilled out on to full-size cookie sheets.

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By the middle of November,
the final fruits, two little bowls. The last tomatoes of 2014.

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Only one month more now ’til spring,
ever new.

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Waiting for the music.

The night before,
not a creature was stirring,
the stuff of Nutcracker was prepped for the truck.

All the scenery, the costumes, and the props.

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And it came together to dress our best show yet.

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 Stay tuned.

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