Nesting Dust

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Cultivated care
Sweet soothing
Weary walking
Upstairs weighted
Restless winds
Stir memory’s dust
Skittering across
Bare feet
Cold rows
In moonlight
Round fullness
Dances balancing
Sharpened blades
Furrowing old
Faces weeping
Warm laughter
Wrapped around
Stiff shoulders
Planted harvest
Of strong fences
Drifts seedless
Darkening clouds
Gather softly
Nesting in
Poisoned corners
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Agawela … 03.09.2017
ⓒBearspawprint2017
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Rising Grandmother

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Grandmother is rising
She transforms me
Into shadows amongst
Other shadows shifting
Owls call disturbing voles
Frogs sing of the recent rain
Dogs are barking at nothing
Barking at breezes and movement
Moonlight and shadows
Ephemeral as a life once lived
Now carried as a burden
Weariness lives in my hair
Though I cut most of it off
The weight of white shimmering
Is heavy heavy so heavy
I pretend to watch
Where are my feet lead me
I heard an old man say please
I saw in the moonlight
Arrogance and ignorance
Holding tight together
As Grandmother passed
They resolved into
Something else a widow-maker
Or perhaps nothing
The misty ancient please winks
Brightening passing clouds
Moisture drips slowly
From the points of pine needles
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Bear … o8.29.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015
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Grandmother’s Light

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Grandmother Moon rises
Smiling behind
My small mountain
I look away towards
Your flickering valley
Arms spread
My puny shadow grows
Becoming a forest
Concealing the game trail
In the far distance
The Tennessee River
Shines blue moonlight
I move forward
Towards the west
Blind feet stepping
Into mysteries chosen
Path revealed as
Grandmother arcs
Across the Virgo night
No longer dark
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Bear … o8.29.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015
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