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the flower backwards
1.
half brown liquor
half severed lily-pad
2.
I write
with my finger
parting the cold water
with a mild cursive
fretting the
surface
unhealing &
blackened
by the rocks
beneath
3.
I write your name,
then the name of your favorite flower.
then your name backwards,
the flower backwards.
4.
the more I write
the more wounded the water becomes
until I am gesturing
meaninglessly in a trance,
the ripples
painting themselves
purple on blue,
black on red,
glass
on water.
5.
I scribble in blind
lazy arcs
as if scraping my finger
into damp earth,
reaching for a stone
or a buried coin,
a stray root
or a botched seed.
I dig into the water's
aching cold
for an emptiness
to whisper calmly into,
to drink
silence from.
6.
I draw a crescent moon
then a shredded ponderosa,
a doorway pulsing with memory
& then a river
bleeding
stars.
7.
I draw
your features
from the water
half petal
half backwards
until the ache
from the cold
reverses want
with need,
reflex
with fate
& I can stop peering
through drenched h
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Forces
It wasn't without guilt
that I cut the plum branches
from the still dormant tree
in the last week of February,
careful though I was to cut a criss
-crossed set, setting the ugly branches
in  my mother-in-law's urn.
I wondered if the part left
undisturbed envied  
the branches, growing
green and blossoming
inside, and if the boughs,
forced into early blush
grew bored or arrogant,
fluffed up with pride
before, before their time,
they died there, drying
in my sunlit window.
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“No, really.  Lodgepole was built around Nothing,” says Coyote.  
“How can it be built around nothing?”  I continue to brood in the back seat as the car slips into the town-turned-county seat.  Sagebrush and cottonwood start to share space with grass lawn and flowerbed.  Buildings cease to be occasional shacks and some gain a second story.  Rounded foothills big enough to be called mountains in other places presage granite up-thrusts to the southwest.  A frantic creek big enough to be called a river in some places breaks and rolls and jounces northeast over rocks big enough to be called boulders in still other places.  The road and the r
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Rererepeat

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:06 PM
Listening to:
Frederic - Rererepeat

Skin by ginkgografix


Time flying...
I thought with some amount of certainty that the last journal I posted was a week ago tops, but apparently it's been a few weeks now already. I'm trying to build habits again, and some are sticking a lot easier than others are. On the bright side, I've actually probably spent more time actually being around on DA and doing things in the past month than I have the six months before it, heh. I'm still not super active around here, or at least not compared to the level of activity I used to have, but it has been nice to check in now and again, even if only for a few minutes at a time.

Two weeks from now I'm going on a week-long vacation. I'm not even going anywhere, I've just never actually taken a full week of paid time off from work before in my life, so this is a foreign concept to me. Having said that, I guess it's long overdue. I'm pretty glad to just have some time to not worry about things, and I do have some good plans for part of the week, at least. It'll be nice to just rest and not be pressured to do anything, though.

How are we all doing?

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ikazon
mohawk menace
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Hi there! I'm a storyteller of sorts. Here on DA, I was a gallery moderator from 2010 to 2011, a community volunteer from 2011 to 2012, and a staff member from 2012 to 2015. Feel free to say hi, I don't bite!

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brennennn Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hi! :glomp:
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ikazon Featured By Owner 2 hours ago   Writer
Hey Brennen! :hug: How have you been? :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so kuch for the fave!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconkissingplz::tighthug::iconflyingheartsplz:
How’s it going, my dear??? :iconloveloveplz:
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ikazon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Writer
No worries :hug: Life is busy as ever, lots to do on the work front but doing what I can. How are you? :D
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Rigiroony Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It there an account just for DA announcements? Like site update and that all? I can't find one...if there isn't ya'll should really consider it.
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