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The Sea Turtle Camp Separated from the country town Of San Francisco de Coyote By half a day’s sweaty tramp, Past the farms and jungle roads, You will find the sea turtle camp. Here I lived in a tent made of driftwood With every kind of bird and beast. A […]

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The Immortal Jelly (Turritopsis dohrnii) ~ A Soliloquy When I’m feeling under the weather, a tiny speck so vastly vaulted, When I’m tired, stressed, and feeling emotionally assaulted, When I can’t seem to swim off my sense of loneliness and deep frustration, I remember that I am the only creature […]

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Tāhuahua Grain by golden grain Rolling aeolian rhythms Erode and accrete  Collectively dynamic and responsive Undulating between swale and slack The incipient head cresting The rear weighty and established, Assembling a home for stinging wasps Kororā and Katipo spiders, Interlacing silk between the flax   Serpentine crescents Criss-cross and cascade, […]

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A North Island Love Story (This poem was respectfully inspired by the Māori folklore of Aotearoa and by Te Reo Māori, not by a traditional story. I acknowledge the Kaupapa of the Te Reo and names used in this poem, or belonging to the original peoples of New Zealand)   Rā, […]

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Seven Cataracts

(For M.R.C.)  She alighted like the tiger lily swallowtail, Danced like the delicate damselfly, Lounged like the lingering lizard, Then perched on the low branches  Of a mighty piñon pine, Like a naked and downy young hawk   She climbed ever higher   Into the dragon-like tree  That has never […]

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Where The Wind Felt At Home

Where The Wind Felt At Home (For M.R.C.) I am the wind, And the wind moves along According to its path, whistling its song. But when I nestled in the hollow of your heart Circulating in that vase-like cavity, It brought me right back to where I started   Between […]

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A Poem Phore Tina

A Poem Phore Tina (An Ode to Ctenophora, The Comb Jellies) Gazing into your clear blue eyes I press your squishy body And watch it rise under your firming cups of lace, I’m tickled by your rainbowed lashes And the curve on your kaleidoscopic face. I feel every one of […]

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Body of Water

Body of Water  (For M.R.C )   Smooth hard and shimmering Your shoulders are warm boulders Cooled by a spray of salty air And golden kelp laid over them Are your bands of sun-bleached hair   Your pale belly is the dry and toasted sand Scattered with freckled sargassum Forming […]

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Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Windy Wellington

Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Windy Wellington   I miss the sad wind blowing, With cool indifference as it whips Pasted concert fliers off the weather beaten walls Of a seaside fish and chips.   I miss the local people, Who like the seaside flaxes Are sharp and quiver with determination, Their resounding […]