Like scattered birds, they circle back
hovering, fragments of faces, bits
of song fluttering and floating before me,

moments searching for a place to roost
within memory. Some high and bold
on bare branches singing yet, singing

always, while others light behind
a rustling wall of leaves to build nests,
mate and incubate quietly within me.


3 responses to “LEAVING ELKO 2015

  1. Rich thoughts on necessity of rumination . . .

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  2. John – these words describe my feelings of leaving Elko, feelings that are still large in my memory though it’s been many years since I’ve been there. Thank you.

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