The Walk

Jun 18, 2016 by

Hand in hand we walk up the main avenue of the orchard. This corridor divides pears from apples, and we sample the sugary crispness of both. My daughter cradles her newborn son in a sling across her heart.

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Precipice

Jun 16, 2016 by

I want a love that loves like a verb, that has action to the other side of longing. A love that can take what’s there, see through the layers and love what it sees. A love that is a lifeline to truth.

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Rest in the Divide

Jun 13, 2016 by

I find relief in contrast.

I see, hear and feel contrast in a land where valleys rise to the spine of the earth, where rivers cut through jagged ribs of rock, and parched deserts meet Miocene rain forest.

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Whisper of Wind

Jun 9, 2016 by

The whisper of wind in firs will take me home, faster than anything. Back to the cottage that my father built when I was small, set in the woods, up a long graveled road.

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On Turkey Vultures

Oct 5, 2015 by

I watched the turkey vulture swerve and bank over Highway 35, and thought of my friend who cringed when I recently mentioned that species. I had forgotten, until then, that her reaction is quite common.

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Small Town

Oct 5, 2015 by

A small town is made up of more layers than a Danish pastry. Starting on the surface, the sun sparkles on the leaves reflected in the shop windows. Depending on when you came to this town, you may know this place as Romul’s, Ann’s Panz, or Paris Fair.

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