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2021

Eagle Moon

The eagle makes her nest in the bare trees. It rains.

gutters with fall’s leaves,
winter’s long, gray rainwater,
and a cast-off mask.

First Quarter Eagle Moon | January 2021

“the wife of the chief of staff,
was spotted carrying out a stuffed pheasant from her husband’s office
and loading it into her car.”

— CNN

Waxing Crescent, Eagle Moon | January 2021

What a vast nation.
Mostly it’s a nightmare that
I can’t quite recall.

New Eagle Moon | January 2021

Quiet Spirit Moon

Shortest days. Is the light on the inside?

I am my mother’s daughter
I am my father’s son;
my brother hews a stack of sticks
and gives my sister none.
I sit and knit and count the days:
one and one and one

Full Quiet Spirit Moon | January 2021

Each breath is new, yet
Nothing known to me is new.
Waves slide on the sand.

Full Quiet Spirit Moon | January 2021
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2020

Quiet Spirit Moon

Shortest days. Is the light on the inside?

Done. Wring the rag and
drape it on the bucket’s edge.
What work is next?

Full Quiet Spirit Moon | December 2020

Moon of Returns

The spider, the leaves, the circling North wind, the rain and the quarrel of sparrows: all return to their sources.

The vast gray outside,
much like the vast gray within:
a tangle. Not simple.

Waning Crescent, Moon of Returns | December 2020

A touch and a touch;
another and another.
An endless drip at the door.

Waning Crescent, Moon of Returns | November 2020

The earth may shake us,
Though typically it will not.
Why wait for tremors?

First Quarter, Moon of Returns | November 2020

2018

Quiet Spirit Moon

Shortest days. Is the light on the inside?

a fulfilling long term vision always looked fuzzy. now some real-life new experiments may be in order.
there’s abundance on many counts here, though: look at its external and internal benefits. see its lessons! enjoy it, even.
but think on this: is the abundance really that? or is it also a trap you’re stuck in?

-7p, Kp, -10p

Waning Gibbous, Quiet Spirit Moon | December 2018

body says
let’s change our environment so we can change our outputs

but mind says
please visualize the future vividly before drastic changes

and the spirit says
the higher road can be a harder walk. Slow down.

Waxing Gibbous, Quiet Spirit Moon | December 2018

When the eagles are overhead,
you wanna watch the water extra closely.
The steelhead swim upstream.

New Quiet Spirit Moon | December 2018

Moon of Returns

The spider, the leaves, the circling North wind, the rain and the quarrel of sparrows: all return to their sources.

thesis
move on with kindness
antithesis
but move towards where?
conclusion
follow your intuition

Waning Gibbous, Moon of Returns | December 2018

subconsciousness says
movement is important. keep moving.

consciousness says
focus on the destination you want, not on the one you don’t want.

superconsciousness says
there is joy is using what you have to create what you need.

Waxing Gibbous, Moon of Returns | November 2018

Spider Moon

Leaves cure into red, and between their branches webs quiver.

a little bedding
but otherwise just rats
in the rat’s nest.

Waning Gibbous, Spider Moon | October 2018
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as fall advances,
squirrel moves quickly.
the trees tremble!

Waxing Gibbous, Spider Moon | October 2018

Two men slurp tea.
The crow shifts to preen
upon the wire.

Waxing Crescent, Spider Moon | October 2018

All night long
At rim of the canyon
The mouse shivers.

Waxing Crescent, Spider Moon | October 2018

The heron fishes.
I see, or do not see.
She carries on.

New Spider Moon | October 2018

Apple Moon

Fresh, sharp air and heavy sunlight polish the final labors of summer.

beneath the small fruit
sparring sparrows twist and flash—
hard to say who wins.

Full Apple Moon | September 2018

sticker bushes, and
a golden autumn day:
perfection, it seems.

Waxing Gibbous, Apple Moon | September 2018

the moon, they and I
we both move widdershins
a sinistra

Waxing Gibbous, Apple Moon | September 2018

what’s next?
the sun or the moon—
simple.

First Quarter Apple Moon | September 2018

rowdy children,
social time, then sleep:
a simmering glow

Waxing Crescent, Apple Moon | September 2018

night rain,
the weight of a work day:
inertia.

Waxing Crescent, Apple Moon | September 2018
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how to show
a ranging set of thoughts—
the world, compressed.

New Apple Moon | September 2018