Tuesday, 21 of November of 2017

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Jenny McBride – Twig Stove

Twig stove is a declaration
Of solidarity against the oil industry
And a lesson in solar power.
On vacation from the so-called civilized world
I cook my food
Over the twig fire
Which can be fanned with a D battery
Renewed by a solar charger.

The twigs, too, are solar powered
As even the towering grandmother of white pines
Feeds on the sun for enormity.
Deafening pagan choir of frogs
Raised on solar power,
Mergansers and their migration,
solar powered,
Me, the beavers, mammals everywhere
Feeding on the sun at one end or another
Even my carnivore cat
Likes his greens unprocessed sometimes.

All leaves changing color
All currents shifting
So down below the sun’s light
Life may know about solar power one day
All one through the sun.
I can’t say all life comes from the sun
But I will say much death comes from oil
Which comes after dark ages
Of not knowing the sun’s pulse.

Jenny McBride
July-August 2007 Earth First!

Alex – A Night Aside the Duckabush River


Silence exists alone3
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
Duckabush RiverNow 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!

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