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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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Solaris


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Shiver-watching:
 

his body rises from the
slow water
++++++shaking,
 

sweeping sou’westerly
lifting salt beads
from his skin.
 

I lie
pale-golden
+++++++and glistening
+++++++++++++++waiting
 

for his feverish tongue
to slip
across cooldamp dunes.
 

Stem arced,
aching for the crest
+++++++++++I realise
 

it is not he
who has ascended
to burn above me
 

but I
who have tipped towards him
 

as naturally as the earth tilts,
+++++++++++++++++seeking
its sun.
 
 

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the secret life of trees


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

nascent honeysuckling babe
catkin velveteen murmured ripple
rosehip nipple
 

naive milk-bathed melody
harmonic lilt of newborn crush
 

crushed
 

broken, rooted, steeped in scraith
charred, scraw-clawed ascent
scraping cobalt canopy
 

corkscrew willowed silhouette
seeking beams and
warmdrench summer rain
 
 

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Parhelia


 
 

Cumulonimbi bark across
a darkling sky, air crackles,
crystals charge, reorient.
 

Heads thrown back;
open-throated and howling
we watch the sundogs dance.
 
 

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Libertas


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paddling out under flawless Sapphire,
Apollo – a million glisters
on rippled Emerald,
 

startled by the crane’s cry,
a lone clergymen on cathedral cliffs;
a rough-hewn reminder
 

that though each of us is out here alone,
with only our prayers for protection,
we are also free.
 

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Sunrise over the Pharmacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursing caffeine;
yawning,


watching Belenus
fight Arianrhod
for space in the sky,


realisation
dawning –


her only blithe warrior
the little white lie
she allows to slipslide


down her throat
each morning.

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Blaze

Looked in all the usual places; briefcase, wallet,
trouser pockets.  Dreading, hoping to unlock it;


wanting just to understand why our portraits scowled
at one another, face to face in the little locket.


Eventually found it in the tiny scorched corners
of the upturned curve of the blazing sun


that rose every time she walked in the room
and slowly but surely my world came undone.

 


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Tan Lines/Moobs

Thanks to the Yanks
and the peeps with their insulated mugs
and Montreal splashed across their T’s
stretched over super-sized
super-tanned bellies, I shall be
returning home with two white triangles
on my bountiful sun-burnished chest.


So what’s all the fuss about?
They’re just breasts;
apparently they’re all the rage –
even the guys have them!

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