On a speck,
A windswept, seal-draped rock,
A stick figure of a wolf materializes
In British Columbia.
Two muzzles plod across
The land bridge,
The bold Matriarch
Coughs—a hostile chuff.
Fur stalks nearer,
Barely a howling distance,
The pair, vilified and glorified,
Disappears from the fine-grain picture.
Amber eyes, coming.
Bigger. Staring. Staring.
The carnivores, abruptly,
Sniffs air, lies down,
And gazes out across
The wild Pacific Ocean.
Source: National Geographic Magazine, “In Search of the Elusive Sea Wolf Along Canada’s Rugged Coast” by Susan McGrath
A large birch tree,
Grasses and bushes,
Native granites and dangerous boulders,
A cobble footpath, short but steep,
Behind a dark mature forest,
A magnificent singular shore—extremely quiet,
Old eagle nest remnants.
Walk a narrow plank
To the headwaters of the Great Meadows.
Watch your footing
For shortcuts from Jerusalem
Mountain always have old bogs.
Take another trail to
The open understory.
Source: Isle au Haut Trail Guide by Robert G. Gerber
I learned after my $190,000 open-heart surgery
Why Modi matters,
What Starbucks knows about America,
And who killed summer.
Elizabeth Warren? Kanye? or Iran?
It will change when the attack on Believers nip and tuck. Deal with it.
The highly diverse, curiously underfunded
And strangely promising world of pot science
Will change the world of a cop in Ferguson. Deal with it.
The frontiers of longevity are beating the odds—
How long can it last?
Fight for black lives. Change the cancer gap. Deal with it.
The strangers who ate my food and wore my pants—why America
Should stay out of the Isis trap. Deal with it.
XQ? They’re the most powerful painkillers ever invented, they write
Their own rules in the Bush family business. Deal with it.
Game of Thrones is ending. Deal with it.
And paving the way for Colbert 2016. Deal with it.
Sources: Time Magazine Covers, January 19—September 7, 2015
Red-eye @ 3
Green-light, take off
Red-beans & rice
Orange-juice w/ pulp
Blue-berry pie ah lah mode
Green-eggs & ham!
Green-apple martini, with an olive
#Blacktieaffair. Be there
White-table cloth, pristine
Red-wine, spilled, oops!
Blue-s by Johnny $
Green-bill, couple Bens
White-marbled columns, standing
Green-button, up, heaving
White-linen, technically cream
Orange-globes, come up Sun!
Blue-carpet, priority, orange-rays, beginning
White-walls, a capsule, green-Beats, soothing
Black-tires sprinting, red-eye, bye…