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Continental Divide

Long walk alone today

rambling over that 

which divides us

iron castings coal & calcite 

scrabble under foot scrambling

in cliff dwellings once hovered


This wild life scattered 

cats and coyotes

nuts and berries 

a young canine perhaps 

consumed & dropped.

Fresh deer prints…


my pursuit of wildness

explodes in a white

tail end waving

like the Queen’s hand

an adolescent quickly 

diving into sparse wood




so fast I wondered 

if it really happened

in this now solitude

rebuffing the scourge 

of loneliness with

that ever elusive 


present moment


this world always 


brings into my 


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