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Thursday, March 22, 2012
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It seems so easy to take for granted the seasonal changes, but concern for climate change, small or large as man's impact may be, we must remain conscious that our innate solipsistic narcissism is not something our aesthetic nature can ignore...try as we might. May the journey never end.


Once traveled

looking back is a

smoke-filled window.

Once traveled

The smoky windows rattle their endless resentment at the windy changes.

But...The changes

The rattles

The smoky windows

Oh, how sweet their receding motion.

Oh, how sweet to breathe the air of the uphill movement

of struggling roots

of rustling branches

of open spaces crying to be filled

with visions

with excavations of the mind

with tempestuous truth

with directions into endless detours

with paths...trails...roads...

roads to be...once again...


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Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
This poem needs no introduction. Although I apreciate the sentiments to be wary of how we treat the earth. The movement, the feeling of busting free, perhaps escaping a the car after a long journey. A spring fling, yet so much more was conveyed in this.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Excellent. The travel from here to there, from season to season, and from hell to utopia has many diverse and sundry expressions of change, some of which can grate upon our sensibilities and then there are some which brings a smile to our faces and a extra beat to our hearts. You capsuled all this very well in your poetry today.
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