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POEM: Going Over San Augustin Pass

Going Over San Augustin Pass

there’s a moment as the highway curves
when it looks like you’ll disappear
off the end of the Earth
lost in a pale blue sky from which
there is no returning

in the next moment you’re over the pass
spreading out before you is a basin so large
it’s as if the ground and sky switched places

far off in the distance
the pastel shadows of mountains
like an artist’s rendering

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26 February 2021
near Las Cruces, New Mexico

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POEM: redwoods

redwoods

as high as a football field is long
unlike the field they have no goal
a perfect example of practice

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10 February 2021
Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Humboldt County, CA

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haiku: 7 February 2021

February night —
like static between stations:
the waves in the cove

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7 February 2021
south of Mendocino CA

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POEM: Salton Sea Serenade

Salton Sea Serenade

unknown birds sing a
Salton Sea serenade
as I squish my Crocs
through unexpected mud
later I’ll wash it off
but just for a moment
— right now —
this beach and I are one
Mardi Gras Mambo Renge Kyo!

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24 January 2021
Niland CA

Thanks to Jim Macnie for the last line.

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haiku: 16 January 2021

sunshine, wild horses
“you’ll for sure poop in your van”
: Ironwood Forest

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16 January 2021
Ironwood Forest National Monument
Arizona

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haiku: 15 January 2021

January sun
wild birds call in the distance
on a rock in space

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15 January 2021
Ironwood Forest National Monument
Arizona

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