Composting for Poets

When I was fourteen, I asked my mom about hippies.

“Mom, were you a hippie in the sixties?”

She didn’t look up from her needlepoint. “What? Of course not.”

“But I thought everyone in the sixties was a hippie,” I

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Raw Materials

It is a terrible thing to be in the thrall of one of the Fearless Ones. Their smiles edge you toward your own animosities and make your nightmares sweet as the scent of their skin. Your raw materials, while frequently

Ulrich the Tooth Goblin

The sun sank low on the dirty gray horizon, and Ulrich the Goblin watched the tiny glows of the fairies rising into the sky as they hurried to their assignments.  He imagined the fading red rays shining on their iridescent

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  • Thanks to keyboards and texting, my handwriting looks like that of a mentally deranged person. Fortunately I type like a badass.
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  • Spotted this beautiful sculpture By Cynthia Siegel at Sierra Azul gardens in Watsonville, CA.  It's actually made of clay, not wood.  I love surprise art in unexpected places.  The whole garden was full of gorgeous succulents, sprawling trees, and birds that watched our every move. .
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  • From last week as I was travelling to a wedding.  The wedding had: a) fairies, b) ferrets dressed in little bride and groom outfits, carrying rings, c) ocelots, parrots, and snakes, and d) temples to Egyptian goddesses.  I kid you not.  This happened. Geyserville, CA was gorgeous.
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  • Feeling good about life.  In addition to working with some new clients, I'm getting back in touch with a soul-fueling creative writing project I put on the back burner months ago.  It's good to have you back, you old loveable beast, all your wordy flaws included. .
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  • Found this stone mountain lion head wedged between tree branches while I hiked around the Mount Madonna Center in Santa Cruz county.  It was just a weensy bit terrifying for a sec.
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  • @bottleworks451 created these beautiful marine-inspired pieces out of unwanted razors and bike chains.  Make art, not trash! .
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  • Remembering a glorious evening at Firefly in the Bahamian island chain of Abaco, after a downpour that left me so soaked that my heavy, wet skirt actually fell off in a liquor store.  I was wearing a swimsuit underneath but still, that has to qualify me for some kind of dubious prize.
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  • On a short break between trips.  Really considering the value of rest today.  Travel is big and shiny, but also energy-sapping.  Some days I need to stay in my own back yard with nothing to do, and process everything that's happened. .
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