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  •   I am as similar to you as two leaves on the same branch,  and yet on close inspection, I am the only one of me.  I am full of seemingly contradictory traits.  I am as full of paradox as you, as we all are;  it is the expect...
  • My roots suck nutrients  from the rot in the mud. Water is my world; it’s skin, the cloak to my depths.  I thirst for light. My young bud strove to open  in the pre-dawn gloaming, but shrunk in fear and closed  at ...
  • Thin Skinned   Step outside naked. Step out barefoot on the silky soft sod of the grass.  Step out to bare both sole and soul, to feel sun and breeze on the whispering skin.   But skin will not bear sunburn or goosebumps, bindi-ey...
  • Mud Suck Mind     Go fearward. On mud this mind is built. Thought formations float the surface, likely at any wrong step to sink stuck. A field of ideas like tall reeds dense packed, seed-heads reaching skyward, tethered by stems to roo...
  • If to write is to swim in surf…   If poetry is the beach of an infinite ocean, I have dipped my toes in the edges of waves, but not yet learned to swim.   I fear the undertow, the wave that turns me in somersaults, das...
  • “After Weeding”   My twenty-litre back-pack’s empty, all cleaned out and stashed in the shed. For nine hours along the north fence today,  I cut every seed-head, filled a twenty-kilo bag to later burn, and each clump, ea...
  • Descent   Using his sword, plunged in cunts, guts, and necks, Harold the Red conquered Brionne in Normandy, and became the duke or “Herr” that built a medieval fort and its court. His son was an Aide de Camp with a sword as W...
  • Time is very relative, and so is age. When there would be no mirror or no shining lake surface - the mirror of bygone times - and we would not be able to see our "aging" face, which means sagging skin folds and eye lids or brown spots and wrinkles, we wou...
  • Sometimes I reflect back, wondering how I got to here - with all the choices I made or could have made.  We seem to have the freedom and power to make and re-make ourselves in the direction of our choice. We humans can overcome extraordinary odds.&n...
  •   How intellectual he is! How amusing, hypnotising! How creative, tall and lean!   His barren marriage on the rocks, she left out her dutch cap, and took him in his cups.   Gassed out for fear of pain,  the wrinkled red baby ...

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