Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


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Lichen Love

Where once there was nothing
Sprouts delicate symbiosis
Emergent energy intertwined
Into nature’s tangled tattings
Blue green as earth’s beginnings
With antediluvian memories
Surrounding us unnoticed
In a lichen lace soliloquy

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #231: Nothing and #232: Emergent


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Otherness

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Out of the brine,
the earliest seems so other
Ordovician beauty lies
in the eyes of the beholder
Is it desire or rote primitive urges
that keep this living relic
part of our current web
To be reborn,
as the 450 million year old villain
of our motion picture nightmares
And what do they see of us
do we appear as angels or incubus?
After all,
We crawled out of the ocean too

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #228: Otherness


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Isolation

On a balmy spring night
Where the gravid pink moon
Pregnant with summer anticipation
Lumbers toward full
While upon the darkly fen
A sign language of love
Flickers in the misty umbra
“I am here”

Sign language of love
In isolated umbra
Fireflies flicker

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #227: Quarantine


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Trapped

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There is no point in running
Because there’s no place to go
Trapped by our own behavior
In a state of internal limbo
While the world keeps turning
And nature rebounds
In our absence

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a word Challenge #226: Running


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Untaken

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Brilliant
Steps untaken
Parasitic RNA strands
Replicate feeding on ignorance
Isolate

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #223: Untaken