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Ferns

ferns
 

The sound arrives
on the tail of rain;
low-level hum
held in fiddlehead cocoons.
 

We listen, rapt,
as tender vibrations
climb velvety stems
bathed in long summer light
 

and as I lay half-curled
in the crook of your smile,
we turn our arms to the sun
and let the newness unfurl.
 
 

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Up on the Roof


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Diurnal curtain falls as Belenus
takes a bow, casting angled
shadows on slated gambrel.
 

Dusk deep-toes rusty gutters;
twilight’s precipitous bluff
sloughed in pulpous moss.
 

Calignosity clings to the ridge,
rinsing secrets in rainwater,
awaiting incandescent resurrection.
 
 

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Me and Billy ~ Conversations over Cutlery


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tined forks taunt me from the drawer
as I scan spaces while scrambling eggs.
 

I cast aside papers full of yesterday’s events,
preferring instead to float between lines
++++++++++++++++++++++of Forgetfulness.
 

The black dog settles in her basket,
lulled by the scent of windowsill narcissi
wafting in on Eostre’s breath.
 

Though we no longer speak in spoons,
let us, just for today, sheathe our knives,
untangle our tongues and sit quietly together,
++++++++++++++++++++++enjoying our eggs.

 
 
 

~ Eostre is the Celtic goddess of rebirth, new beginnings and fertility and is seen as Spring personified.

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Between the Acts


 

Felt-lined pockets,
ragged now,
gravel-chafed
to fabric’s brim,
jagged stones,
concrete bones.
 

Weighted down
in daily dolor,
cloaked in
overcoat of grey,
slim fingers lift
each wretched rock,
release, discard
to well-trod path.
 

No sorrowed search,
no river drag,
solitary walk
into the water
to take
the first breath
not the last.

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