Pangaea

Standing.  Alone.
A yellow sky.  A shudder, grind
And hesitation of the earth.
Below, black seas heave and sigh
Against a scar of land.
Night.  Yellow sky remains.
Arc and flicker.
I breathe.  Night fades.
A shallow breath.
Acid rain falls gently.

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Pangaea: Proto-continent existing about a half billion years ago eventually breaking into two continental masses, Gondwana & Laurasia. Gondwana: made up of areas now Africa, most of Australia, India, South America & Antarctica.   Laurasia: North America, Greenland, Europe & Asia north of the Himalayas.

Hymn of the Fallen Tree

Let me rest among these giant souls that stand
where trees once stood.

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Here, greens break into blacky-blues and dragonflies
and dusts of beetle dung grow old withal.

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Let me rest among the salmonberry and the tumblewood
of cotton, ash and hemlock, fir and cedar.

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And let the wind stir of pine above the fall reawaken me
in early greens and sapling dress, anon.

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Previous titled, “Tumblewood”; published 2014, The Footprint Press.