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Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Place Near Water: for my Captiva friends

A Place Near Water
I shared the desert’s dusty breath
all winter and into spring,
Now the air’s grown cirrus-thin,
without even the grit for tears
or smoke enough
to tease a cough from my lungs
I long for that place 
deep under the trees
where leopard light dances
on moist leaf beds,
where pavement-worn sandals
can sail the grass,
and rising fog rains rivers of mist
to catch like snowflakes on my tongue,
where moments before sunset
ruby refections spiral out
from a pebble toss 
and every sound is a whisper:
that  place.

There was a river or a lake
or a sea

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