August 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM

New Trails (A Poem)

A poem

By Mary MacIntyre

Poetically Hungry

Mary MacIntyre writes incessantly, is an avid photographer, and a classic health food nut.

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New Trails

paved trail
winding down hill
from more houses;
aiding in escape
of entitled residents.
Shadow of the mountains
and open sky
shifts to
gray tumbling clouds
grumbling thunder
lightening!
sudden bursts of wind -
is it still safe to
progress forward?

swallow soaring
between cactus and cedar
outlining secrets of
dried grasses
older cactuses (cacti?).

Air ceases
stillness expands
songbirds disappear.

the earth calls
(your) my
name.

footsteps
remind
lifetimes
of inadequacy.

forgiveness?
slowing down
becoming present
breathing infinite energy...

raindrops fall randomly
soft tears
granting wishes.

rain wind rapidly accelerate!
on soft earth old dirt road
lightening dashes across sky.

clothes drip with
cold wet
ah-h-h!

desert range rejoices
earth sings in harmony
a brown yellow belly bird
lands on wire fence
witnesses glory.

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