Thursday, July 7, 2011

Seen through the Outhouse Door

one green leaf
   jewel of the oak
   veined face turned towards the sun.
behind and to the side
 leaf after leaf
 sisters of the forest.
hard thin needles gather
   in family groups in this shadowy ballroom.

thick pillars of redwood
   crossed by ochre
   peeling arms of madrone.

dust particles stunned
   in shafts sent by the sun.
a feathered blue diamond streaks
   from the left down to the right
   bounces onto a branch
and somewhere a fat squirrel
   sits back and laughs

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