Monday, 11 of December of 2017

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Alex – A Night Aside the Duckabush River

Silence exists alone
Outside nature crashes
weaves harmony, water and earth.
City raised I am un-
with cycles uncontained.
Voices emerge, a playground recess;
bouncing balls on blacktop, energy
released through compliance
or coiling within
coursing now
Forcing me towards edges
Authority is watching
Now screaming (pleading) threats
I can’t accept.
Energy grabs my heart, races
up my arm, down my leg, round my gut
faster… faster… how fast can I..
and a towering cedar’s collected rain
reach through.
Coyote howls
wilderness whispers,
no containment
no silence
only now.

March-April 2005 Earth First!

BS – A Long Way From Home

I’ve heard the stories
about the tall trees
blue skies
and flocks of birds that could blot out the sun

I’ve read about 100 million bison
moving through waist high prairie
keeping company with Grizzly

I’ve seen the stuffed feathers of the Great Auk
and the stretched fur of the last Adirondack wolf

I think about them often under the city lights
and I feel a long way from home

March-April 2003 Earth First!
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Warriorpoet Bart Semcer

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