life is

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life is but a wooden fence

that stretches ‘cross the grounds

and circumnavigates the deep

with countless ups and downs

 

life is wooden mile-posts

with threaded rails of time

standing sun-bleached hand in hand

on felted lawn sublime

 

life is wooden moments

reaching out of sight

a wooden skeleton by day

a memory by night

 

–photo by me

 

 

life in the forest

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i follow deer trails through the forest

they always find the easiest routes

the ravens in the tall white pines

start their morning jamboree

as i slip easily beneath

the great canopy

of needles

life

these trees

and birds and deer

and all life in the forest

pulses with that same cell

splitting apparatus that i have

we share the double helix of dna

the forest is very alive and i can feel it