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Friday, May 14, 2010

Poetry: "evidence"

We're away visiting Andy's son in the HOT south until next Tuesday, so my posts may is a poem inspired by the walk I had with Mike as described in yesterday's post.


sometimes the aftermath

is like the grounded helicopter

blades that clog the gutter,

a spongy mass of organic material
compressed into geometric patterns
where water once engulfed them

          it takes a shovel

          to clear them away

othertimes, the result is subtle,

like grass clippings that etch the edges

of yesterday's puddles,

Nagasaki-silhouettes bio-chalked in green

yet barely seen

          a stiff wind is enough

          to blow them away

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