Distance’s Proximity to Closeness

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in the distance runs the town
while I tend my quiet surrounds

Convening

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clatter and clamor
news swap and weather reports
before the southern journey

Being A Part

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solitude
inside community
being a part of the whole

Gathering of Bohemians

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wanderers rest
finding rhapsody
in the crabapple tree

Hold Fast

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our hearts recognize each other
let them touch and then hold fast
like birch in snow
never letting go

Clean

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the flock bathes
in clear waters and pools of sunlight
splash splash community bath

Unity

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keeping things together
rather than apart
the old fence embraces
autumn’s abundance of goldenrod

Church Bell

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even when the clapper is silent
the call to community is heard

Barns

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side by side
shouldering the isolation of winter
red barns reside in the kinship
of proximity

Neighbor’s Light


Before the sun fully rises
the neighbor’s light across the way
is my kind companion in morning’s solitude.

Labor of Love


There is a magic garden
where everyone is welcome
to come and take what they need
be it faith or flowers.