natural world


  Eighteen inches of new evidence, snow Come, walk with me said the river Walk into my world of monochrome black and white, slow  the day is short and deep  …

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Eklutna Lake Back in the old days when there were no streetlamps we played outside after school under a bright moon. We were just kids then and we did not …

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All Nature?

  You know people live there: but they’re not visible a bar sign blinks open soiled lacy curtains droop in a cafe’ window &  melancholy burns up from the asphalt …

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Walking Home

Deer Dancer by M.R. Chochita Today on my morning outing, I made a concentrated effort to walk slowly and pay attention to my footfalls, breathing in…heel to toe, breathing out…stepping …

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the river doesn’t follow a straight line pulled by the moon, but roams like a coyote following root skin and scent. ice jams push sludge-brown waters (on a screaming path), …

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Long Day Done

The first call came from friends, standing at the murky water’s edge. Our cabin-house on the Copper was about to fall into the river. First: “the cabin is 20’ from …

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