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Humus

Humus Let the spacebetween tree and “tree”be humus. Let the space between usfill with rootsthat are (not) mine. Let form come from this exactplace, be knit to this tree’s branchingas close as bark. Because nothing is another thingor a puppy of our thoughts but only thishappening here between us: let me grow a word for…

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November by Cazenovia Creek

November by Cazenovia Creek Clear sky, flying clouds. Elsewherea terrible storm — tornadosin the southeast, hail in the Dakotas;in Buffalo, high winds. But herealong the creek,in thin late-afternoon sun,in Arleen’s woods, only the sound of the river,wind held in the cuppedhands of trees.Molasses sunlight, a tangof darkness. The afternoondistilling. Over the creek,one last dragonfly. Leaf…

A Wonderful Review

There is a wonderful review of Woman With Crows by writer Claire Farley in The California Journal of Women Writers:http://tcjww.org/2014/05/29/woman-with-crows-by-ruth-thompson/ I do not know Claire and had not seen the review, so it came as a joyous surprise to open my computer yesterday and read her words. I am full of happiness – not just…