Nature is a cliche.

Out the window there’s
Another shrub, another
Tree, some oblivious dog– all very busy
Throwing around shadows
Because that’s the deal they
Made with Sun.
A trade of life
For livelong day
Reminders —
Real or
Of unstoppable
Pineneedle crusted


This post is from my poetry series for January, “What Details Know” — daily small stones and photos, as part of The River of Stones.

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