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1) Awake at five A.M. is not punishment - nearly the whole world has gone silent for my express enjoyment of cool air and rising sun.
2) My cells were spawned from stardust; from the glitter of nothing I am now the apex of creation, controlling the universe.
3) There are light-years and galaxies inside of everyone (if only we are patient enough to see inside each others realities).
4) The moon’s glow stretches across every sky to graze your sweet cheeks with her light; through her gaze we are all connected.
5) As the the hot breeze is to the desert, as long sips are to port, as spicy peppers burn:
I am.


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Hyperboles, pseudo-realities, and part-time beliefs

Virola sebifera

Virola sebifera

"Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads or you shall learn nothing."

T.H. Huxley

North and South Six-Shooter, Indian Creek, Utah

North and South Six-Shooter, Indian Creek, Utah

Boys
Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Boys

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

In photos, you are a blur:

shutter too slow to capture

a quick mouth

(words that fall)

winding steps

(stay a while)

the gait of a run

(fight, fight, flee).

Everything you left here stays:

post-it notes glued to doors and

(your clumsy drawings)

cemented to walls;

(tall, thin, careful letters)

clothespins saved for later

(letters of words of letters)

hanging like vice grips from

string.

If light and flesh were as

easily preserved as paper,

I’d have scrapbooks and boxes

full of old homes.

Finding Perfection
Soulfire, Optimator Crag, Indian Creek, Utah

Finding Perfection

Soulfire, Optimator Crag, Indian Creek, Utah

Simulrappin’ and in love
T-wall, Tennessee 

Simulrappin’ and in love

T-wall, Tennessee 

Moonset

Moonset