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When the north wind came down
out of the cedars
onto the bay
the boat turned slowly


A gift economy stuffs its pockets
with stones that hold their shape like water.

The Loneliness of Animals

The Loneliness of Animals I don’t think I know what it feels like I know I don’t            to drag one’s self so   slowly “like a zombie” down a cracked hard, rock-cut creek bed     in Illinois   to be lifted    still churning one’s legs to

New World Alphabet

Xeriscaping. Gardening with minimal water. Xeriscaping is unpopular with many Americans who see grass as a symbol of prosperity, community, beauty, and safety.