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Of this week’s dozen words I have used: bones, river, teeth, reveal, emerge, reel

~~ 1 ~~
In the wilderness
the ancient tree women sing
with fire in their bones—
ravens joining the chorus
cannot quench the fierce burning.
~~ 2 ~~
resting for an hour
in the shadows of the pines—
river in her heart
flowing toward restoration
flowing away from despair
~~ 3 ~~
Hurry, they are here,
the ones you have waited for,
teeth sharp, eyes aglow,
disguised as clowns and donkeys,
but eager to devour you.
~~ 4 ~~
secrets of the moth
revealed in graphic detail—
the old druid sings
and in his singing new wings
form between his broken teeth
~~ 5 ~~
Fishing from the bridge
with a stolen rod and reel—
Egypt lies downstream
where ten thousand hapless souls
still wait for deliverance.
~~ 6 ~~
God of the kitchen,
may nothing dreadful emerge
from my pots and pans,
but only savory things,
filled with the spice of wonder.

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