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I Used To Swim The River

I remember swimming against your current, only to find myself stuck, muscles not strong enough to make progress. I learned to swim with you. I remember heading for your deepest channels, where the big ships travel, catching large wakes. Your … Continue reading

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Sweet Dirt (Portrait 10)

You thought it would’ve been water and initially you were right. Then, the ocean changed. No one was surprised. After all, that’s what we do, change, survive, change again if we don’t die first. Not very poetic. What nipped us … Continue reading

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On The Other Side Of Fire

As sure as our feet hold To the firm ground Winds remind us of The shape of our bones.   Our body……… A beautiful malformation   Decorated, stretched arms Scuffs, polished into reflection. The sun is fast. The river, a … Continue reading

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Poetics

Feel free to make representations out of your own fiction. Be careful when you make representations of someone else’s truth.      

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Undertow

A reader dips a hand Into swift water Waiting in initial silence To be taken by the current   An author swims Without life preserver Arms….splashing Yelling towards the shoreline

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Share The Dirt

Once, flowers were placed in gun barrels As a form of protest. Today, a garden is needed To keep the soil of the meadow Soft enough for all feet to walk upon Barefoot   We grow in common ground. Share … Continue reading

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Bandaged — Elan Mudrow Photography

North Head Lighthouse, Washington State This is a LINK. This is another LINK. elanmudrow@gmail.com via Bandaged — Elan Mudrow Photography

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Adolescent Tongue

Haze is in our voice, Wraps the air in orange Our mouths taste of ash From heat and dryness Encircling our throats We speak through filters We become speechless    Our voice is smoke As the sun turns colors A … Continue reading

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Nourish

Bits of straw, loose grain Scattered on harvest floor. Gleaned after tough rain Of the native moon Left nothing but tussled turf, and….. Remnants of our hunger.   Those bones, crop stalks Will bleach in encroaching, Inedible sunlight, Who comes … Continue reading

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Gandalf the Grey — Elan Mudrow Photography

Pacific Crest Trail, Three Fingered Jack, Oregon. July 2017 via Gandalf the Grey — Elan Mudrow Photography

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