collection of flaws
mistakes beyond innocence
still there is lovely
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swimming towards essence
prism of sun in water
halos encircle
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you whisper Amen
weight of your breath in my palm
art of love beheld
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salted eyelids kissed
twilight’s tender lust forlorn
keen delicate taste
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half moon awakens
pink sunset luminaries
burnt peach smell of night
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dragonflies crisscross
nighttime garden rapture light
heaven grows wild
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ideas surf the mind
dusky gloam of endless tides
lyric caught in shell
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vaporous ash lifts
pattern of things dead or lost
words stones in my throat
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bad dreams wide awake
everywhere futility
wingless nightingale
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deep and flummoxed soul
unhinged spiritedness flies
emptied of the word
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dream to mourning comes
love a shadow past bedtime
skylight eyes touch stars
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image scent or touch
wrapped in sky and linens white
dense beauty shutters
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tears sting rushingly
neurocognitive failure
taste of salt on tongue
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aspen grove white bark
only the sound of goodbye
the whole world rests here
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aspen leaves tremble
curtains lift in summer wind
sun moves through small cracks
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bridge in the river
steel and asphalt intertwine
where does my heart cross
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composing haiku
fingers counting syllables
imagine words dance
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composing haiku
fingers counting syllables
words prickly as brush
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haze of forlorn words
journal fragments ticker tape
pieces of self float
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leaves of paper torn
language unaccounted for
pageless history
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flakes of mind disperse
charade implodes avalanche
crumbling statuette
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no opportune time
to exit this broken world
how to sing for death
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daisy chains bind wrists
freedom lures the damaged mind
flowers pacify
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consider the world
terminal trajectory
secretly slipping
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warm salt bath of tears
holy water fingertips
all is lost again
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head down for so long
seeing just the inside world
neon exit sign
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scent of clover drifts
hummingbirds luxuriate
blanket of sweet dreams
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flower petals fall
ruffled pile upon rock
bouquet of lost loves
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sounds of metal twist
tractor interrupting earth
fertile skeletons
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who we are and when
deft personas rummaged through
sundry fronts put up
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tears upon my feet
puddle of blessing water
a lake I drown in
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pretend flowers bloom
intrepid sun garlands melt
plastic stems pinwheels
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parched and naked soul
light bulb sparks overhead
too much love declared
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summer night window
cool breeze waves through shaking trees
dragonfly races
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water flows downspout
tall aspen prays over me
first day of summer
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open heart flutters
overhead the angel’s wings
always a bird flies
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days of stunning youth
distill to word and prayer
poems remember
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too much honesty
revelation of the heart
it comes down to this
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captured in the fields
preservation of essence
above all…it is
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remember this sky
I look up and see myself
grace never let go
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return to the fields
expressive portrait haiku
hillside soaks in dusk
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seeking my essence
no matter what it remains
butterfly kisses
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songbirds awaken
thunderstorm of tears redeemed
Montana dazzles
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majestic essence
poetic whimsy set free
the soul finds itself
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body here released
dancing diaphanous white
final quiet comes
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she says it’s heaven
waking up in Montana
crisp air a songbird
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wind across the plain
over unborn ashen fields
ghost against the skin
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holy sky surrounds
frays my tether to this world
who will catch my fall
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unbound poems burn
breath-light in the cinder cloud
steel against the heart
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field to horizon
as deep as I’ve felt beauty
sky beyond measure

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my body lifts up
wildflower fingertips
soul too deep for tears
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rekindling essence
nothing is more important
the sacred untouched
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tendrils of tall grass
aesthetic of synchrony
fall in together
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Montana fills me
a breath of color and cloud
skin touches heaven
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gentle hand of light
clouds lay ribbons of shadow
sweep of sage hill green
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cloud slow in coming
a contrite and porous land
tall grasses lean in
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fresh from bathwater
flowery nightgown billows
green apple honey
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pierced by naked sky
wild mercy recreates
long live Montana
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on the ledge of life
saffron dust a mandala
poems whisper yes
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full Montana moon
translucent river of light
ambience of cloud
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the land beholds me
while you sleep it dreams of you
riot of beauty
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days of stunning youth
distill to word and prayer
poems remember
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soft feathering wheat
bending shivering brightly
bare ankles run through
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behold communion
sheer reverence becoming
the body a church
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