SageGreenJournal.org voices out of the West, mostly poetry, personal to planetary...
Winter's second big storm
breaks the drought grip of
our January thaw
Overnight we go from
naked evergreens & fuzzy browns
to full-on blizzard
Walking the dog
the county road's variegated
black & white tire stripes
sneak a hint of art deco
into Wright's Mesa's
All around me
wind's whim shaping the sweep of
humps in monochrome
You don't have to make art
to take its measure
as it's made
Imagine Bell’s theorem
where the maker & the making
are forever entangled
poet, politician, spud-farmer & basketweaver
Western Slope Poet Laureate (2011-13)
Looking South to Lone Cone (Western Eye Press, 2013)
for Pablo & Dusty
Nothing’s sustainable about the earth
or our explosive nuclear sun
Who could stop Einstein
from making gravity bend time?
Resilience is no protection
against the terrorists of change
I get National Geo
I’ve seen the Seven Billion maps
The Nine Billion projections
What curious George
wouldn’t want to split the atom?
Spray DDT in the backyard.
Play at love & war? Test
our trust in the completely untried?
It’s in our evolutionary nature
to carry the spores
of our own demise – nature’s
Keeping Gaia’s core connected
whatever mass extinctions
may be spinning our way
Capt. Barefoot Broadside Union of Street Poets
Vincent St. John Local / Colorado Plateau / Aztlán
Kuksu Brigade (Ret.) / San Francisco
Feb 1, 2014
April 16, 2014
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