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An Upside Down World

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tonight
the moon is full

emptied from a thousand
engagements I lay in hot
water maybe illuminated

from the sky the silence
repose approaching
hidden from light

an upside down world
a somersault and a wriggle to

find myself wondering star under
inside some lights I turn off
before the thoughts – then the eyes

slightly vibrating
weightless in the space
I found within

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Quietly Attending

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if my life
could be spent

under the shade
of a wild mushroom

quietly attending
daily tasks nurturing

souls expecting
the murmurs

of death approaching
as the wind between

the foliage above

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This poem is part of the collection California Notebooks 02

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The Beauty We Hold

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it’s the beauty we hold
and carelessly wear around
what we’ll be missing more

I’ve been that route

bumps holes and crevices
known to me if you’ll let me
stop the nonsense and hold
dear what we have

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This poem is part of the collection California Notebooks

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Truth

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if you do respond

to light innuendos
if you do understand
the spaces within

and the white around
if you say a lot with
your silences then

poetry is light and
simplicity – it’s a gentle
laugh at the scoffing

of the learned – it’s
what lifts you up –
not what shows off

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Light From The California Notebooks 02

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approaching the day
with dancing
thoughts

to linger in god’s
presence
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that stays with me
at night
and in my slumber

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This poem is part of the newly published collection California Notebooks 02

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Eldorado, at last!

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today the winds
in the valley are
high and strong

against the palm
trees fighting them
with a loud fuss

the mountains
fade away behind
a curtain of dust

lifted in the air
in front of them
gold swirling

souvenirs of
the Eldorado

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This poem is part of the newly published collection California Notebooks 02

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The Lonely Trees

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wind tending
the lonely trees

too tall to reach
a few visits here

and there are clouds
birds the music

played by the wind
kissed by the sun

caressed by rain they
get more attention

– without moving –
some of us do

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This poem is part of the newly published collection California Notebooks 02

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Lighter Than Daylight

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let’s not forget
the improvised song

falling from above when
you stop to meditate

wings flapping
nervously sounding

almost metallic
that clear it seems

lighter than
daylight

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This poem is part of the newly published collection California Notebooks 02

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New Landscapes

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I left the valley
green and humid
where wind was but

a rare guest for
the coast to be blown
away by crosswinds

sunlight and waves running
around with my wet suit
catching waves long

trips to the unknown
marine depths now I find
myself in the desert away

from things experienced
before synced in with my
passion for the new

landscapes of the spirit

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This poem is part of the newly published collection California Notebooks 02

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The Tenderness Of The Sky

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it’s the tenderness
of the sky
laying his shroud

over me
in the morning that
opens my eyes

to gratitude
glimpses of love
peeking through

as little drops left

after the rain
on the heads
of grass blades

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This poem is part of the newly published collection California Notebooks Vol. 02

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