Dream Reconveyed 1

Written August 18, 2022 at 1:23 AM (MT)

A dream of night-eyed beavers

Three or more of them aflame –

Their carnival-treat tails scuffled ‘cross 

Busted blocks of 20th century concrete –

Buck-tooth’d spits and hisses drowned

In the sound of falling timber –

Conveyed in the hellish glow

Of the mammals’ nostrils and eye sockets –

Untamed, pelts blackened by wildfire,

The colony’d reclaimed one of Man’s broken dams –

And backed me down the bone-dry spillway 

Till my heels met the littered riverbed –

And so I remember the smell of mud and smoke

Regardless of whether I was ever there ~


@bykaileyann

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Water Sign

Saying bye to June and hello to #JulyJuly –

Here’s a #haiku called “Water Sign”


Oh, the commotion
My Planets in motion, re:
Birth lands on the Moon ~

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“On Writing Inspired”

I feel it coming now
the words I’ve found
are pouring out –

a worn-out time-pressure faucet
rinses my hands to a sputter
asking only that I tap it again
for fresh water

– repeating the process till
all the suds are gone from my skin
and the pages read clean
as the day is long –

like how I imagined when
I first dreamed ~

Remembering Bur Oak

There where the tree used to be –
A branch’ed overhang on Nineveh Street
Where the road stayed dry in light rain
Colorful arrays dawned and might dissipate
Just when I ventured on through
Grew under and ’round the power-line
Courteous and kind to all passerby
Long as we let it stand
– is a patch of brown grass.

@bykaileyann

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