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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  • I found this ribbon message tied to a redwood tree in Arcata, California. A welcome sentiment these days: words of love 💜🌲
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  • Sailboat gliding past a compass alongside the Santa Cruz harbor. I wonder if I should learn to sail?
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  • We call this the neighborhood Dr Seuss tree.
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  • This huge, beautiful Buddha statue was completely unexpected as we drove through the tiny, rural town of Mims, Florida.  We'd just returned from an airboat tour through a swamp peppered with alligators. A Buddhist monastery was the last thing we expected to see tucked away behind the trees.
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  • This little devil is hereby dubbed "Murder Kitty" for all the helpless creatures he's been dragging into the house lately. Nothing like a bird or gopher running under the couch to help me concentrate on writing articles.  Guess who's getting a collar with a bell tonight? .
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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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