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on the trail

driving hoofbeats canter into my ears

reined in as horse and rider approach

the horse an Appaloosa

flanks rust splattered

warrior strong and graceful

dancing a pas de deux

on the home stretch

 

an older couple

so comfortable together

their wrinkles match

 

silent pulls

slice greychop

as rowers dart dragonfly quick

buoy to buoy

 

runners gliding loose

gravity a step away from disappearing

and joggers slog

each step a time punch

 

dogs walking their humans

happily

through muddy trails

 

pairs sunk in earnest conversations pass

revealing fragments of betrayals

littering the path with scuffed passion

 

 

David Trudel      ©  2013

 

 

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Spring Rain

Staccato drops hammer the canopy

Few reach my bush hat’s brim

Caught and splintered on broad leaved maples

Arbutus, oak and fir

A fractured umbrella of a thousand parts

While I inhale damp dust

Moistened tree spunk finally getting hosed down

After the rites of spring

The smell, sharp and soft at the same time

Inhale through nostrils diaphragm deeply

Exhale from mouth sharing breath with a living web

I stride through green tunnels

Where waves of foliage curl trails into lightpipes

Up to hilltop meadows

Horizons to explore

Reading weather signs in leadening clouds

While rumbling thunder punches a black eye

Into the sunset

Shards of lightning sparkle like lost sequins

Catching a tomorrow light

Rain easing, I return

David Trudel   © 2013

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Bridge

Bridge

Crossing over

Rusted beams

Holding fast to falling dreams

Walking together

In stride

From here to there

This to that

If it rains

Carry an umbrella

And carry on

 

 

David Trudel   © 2012

 

 

 

 

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