The Dear Nearness Of The Wilderness


miles of mountains
populated only by trees
as it should be

Mountain Children

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palisades reveal
the peaks and sheers
of this Appalachian’s child

Dream Land

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in the terrain of dreams
every worm and woodpecker hole
is a passageway to the realm beyond

Shifting

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neither even or fair
the lay of the land
embraces inconsistency

The Geography of Time

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snow recedes
with the mysteriousness
of spring’s birth