Companion to Listening Faces

Listening Faces When we sat across from each other in the place where we met you talked about your nights by the fire                                                                         face listens You talked about yourself                                                                         face listens When we were lying next to each other you told me what […]

Elk Rut

Flesh and blood and muscle all conjoined, breathe with the woods around it. As if the herd drifts like water, in and out of the sugar maples and buckeyes, crimson with the blood of October. Bugling bulls model coveted crowns, strut regally amid the Blue Ridge, swollen.  Where bony prongs, now stained, reveal only chalky […]