Leaves

Why do trees grow leaves?

For Summer shade.  Why else?

They hold on til Fall

and then let go

of their tenacious hold

on the limbs that gave

them birth.

Then they fly

which ever way the

wind blows

until their partner

in crime, gravity,

once again grounds

them for another

journey the next

year.  Like a kid,

they can’t wait for

their next birthday

to become a full-

grown leaf

shading people

in the heat of

Summer.

 

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Airy Fairy?

I feel happy

happier than I

ever have been.

inside is light(ness)

and beautiful

blue & white colors

my head in a

space so en(light)ened.

I live this way

forever if I can.

I will.

Why not?

 

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Navigate your way

There is no sun at night

not near enough to see anyway.

So navigate in the dark and be

glad for the stars and possibly

the moon.

Otherwise, you’re on your own.

Forest environments give lots

of insulation and quiet

but their stark absence of street

lights makes it a dark affair

to maneuver in.

Be glad also for the inner

sixth sense that sees without

seeing, tells without telling

but just feels–the most

direct route of communication.

Be glad for the feeling.  It alone

holds the truth.

 

 

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ears

hear me with your ears

if you have ears to hear.

Some don’t or if they do,

don’t hear so well.

I hear ‘weller’ than most

the trade-off mostly

is worth it in this

cacophony of a society

we now live in.

 

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Apple

To pick an apple off a tree

may require a ladder.

You can look at that

apple forever without one.

Or climb the tree and risk

falling–the same as off

the ladder–but now

you’ve got an apple–

independently of your

own two legs.

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high horse

Riding your high horse

only gives you a slight

advantage–and then

only in height.

You will dismount–

eventually and see

life like everyone else

walking around on

two feet instead of

four.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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goal

If I was a tree

I’d be planted

in the sky–

my goal.

Then if I fell

the only place

I would end

up is where

all the other

trees start.

 

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AWAKE

ONE DAY

THEN WE SLEEP

ANOTHER DAY

TRY AGAIN

SLEEP SOME MORE.

ONE DAY WE WILL

WAKE UP

AND FIND

WE’VE BEEN

SLEEPING

ALL THE TIME!

WE JUST THOUGHT

WE WERE AWAKE.

Sea stacks at Bandon Beach with fog and sun rays. Oregon

Sea stacks at Bandon Beach with fog and sun rays. Oregon

Photography © Dennis Frates Photography  http://www.fratesphoto.com/

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Wonderways

I walk in no one’s footsteps

yet many have led the way.

I follow the unlikely path

the part below my ribs

dictates.

Upstairs, it seems like a

good idea

but I usually go with

the downstairs choices–

more unknown and

exciting and see what I

see.

At least I went with

what I felt–with no

explanations or rationale.

Just ‘go this way’ and

see what happens.

A great adventure usually.

 

 

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Heat Treat

I walked again today for

1 hr.

Like I wouldn’t walk–I would.

I even taped my knee & put

magnets on it.

Completely pain free.

No one walks hardly in

the middle of the day

in summer in the heat.

I do though.  I find the

peace and quiet exhilarating.

Sometimes I run into

somebody else.  A mixed

feeling of encountering

another (lost?) soul and

want my peace alone

uninterrupted.

Everyday is different.

7 and 7 Canadian

honkers cruised the

river until a boat

separated one to

go to the other group

8 and 6.  You should

have heard the

squawking.

 

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