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mornin’ from Portage Lake…steam rising from the lake with the chatter of busy birds claiming flowers.

Steam on the water
Dew glitters moist
Opening red gladiolas
hungry finches
darting hummingbirds
smell of decay at waters edge
fronds of grass reach for the sun

There’s ease to this morning rise
In the giggle of history revealed
in gentle repartee’ of stories told
Weaving quiet in between the
swallows dive and the turtle’s
scanning of the surface.

The sun burns the steam
The flowers give cause they must
All senses rises with this day
on soft brown skin that smells
of night dreams, lazed at water’s
edge calling me the luster of a
new day reaching for heaven

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Not portage lake… could be. pretend.

Laziness in this morning’s waking

Early mind invasion muffled with

deep breathing, that saves the a.m.

Seeking a deeper layer of REMs


Calling dreams to attention

for a sub-conscious slip in.

Always looking for the lucid

symbols in disconnection.


Sorting what didn’t get sorted

on that lazy boat ride anchored

in Portage Lake with a gaggle

of chirp and fluffed up feathers


Letting the sun and the big drink

hold to the peace of the day in the float

Intersecting minds lay gentle

a breeze of tender connection


Remembering what matters and

what doesn’t in the mix of lettuce

and bright red tomatoes in the

lemon zest of slick oil salted


It didn’t matter that the slide back

into deep sleep held no dreaming.

Of the tell of fortunes on a lazy lake

held in the vast Stargate of heaven.


Planets align as they may to say

what they will if we’re listening

to the heart beat of our Milky Way

ever ready to share it’s mystery


Living the dream in the float

of the big drink, under the sky

scape being the Sun’s companion

letting life hold me just right

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