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Pine Bark

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Pine Bark

beneath this skin lies the pith
the heartwood deep inside
the needles draped like heaven's quiff
where majesty presides

What appears on the surface, is not always beneath.

A photograph of pine tree bark.

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Another Day

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Another Day

there is a place where people go
deep inside and down below
beyond the ridge where raptors play
a place we call another day

Today is the last day of your past life.

A photograph of a dead tree in front of a marshland.

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To Stand Alone

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To Stand Alone

across the reeds is a pine stand
the marsh rises and falls with the moon
the brittle winter branches rise
from a clump of dirt

A problem with novices, is that they think they are experts. A problem with experts is that the realize they are novices.

A photograph of a lone tree in a marsh on the Egg Harbor River at Estell Manor Park in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.

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Reflections in the Pine Barrens

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Reflections in the Pine Barrens

on water's edge, reflections perch
below the spire of nature's church
in slow decay, the world renews
in tinted glass, and makeshift pews

A photograph of the marshland of Estell Manor Park in the Pine Barrens, New Jersey.

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Boardwalk thru the Marsh

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Boardwalk thru the Marsh

this path
leads to another path

A photograph of a boardwalk thru the marsh at Estell Manor Park in New Jersey.

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Beach Path in Snow

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Beach Path in Snow

the magic of this day wears on
the path before me winds away
the harness of a passing light
dappled black and gray

Each day brings a different path, even when it is the same path.

A photograph of a beach path in snow.

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Pine Cones in Snow

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Pine Cones in Snow

the twisted pine waits patiently
the snow mounds across branch and crotch
while cones test their time to fall

A photograph of snow and cones on a pine tree.

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The Thicket

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The Thicket

the thickets roar their twill and tweed
the world beyond their thoughts impede
the birds caress their fingered touch
beyond the grasp of danger's clutch

A barrier for some, is a refuge for others.

A photograph of a dense thicket of leafless trees.

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Twigs at Sunset

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Twigs at Sunset

[Coming to a vehicle near you?]

Driver: "Siri, turn down the radio."
Siri: "I don't like your tone of voice."
Driver: "Siri, turn down the @#$% $%^& radio."
Siri: "Now was THAT necessary?"
Driver: "Siri, would you PLEASE turn down the radio?"
Siri: "That's better. I found four places matching 'anger management'; they're pretty far from you."

A photograph of a sunset on a cloudy day behind twigs with the Lab lightness channel sharpened.

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Leave, Snow, Dance

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Leave, Snow, Dance

the leaves dance
the dance snows
the snow leaves

A photograph of a tree's shadow on snow.

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