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A Walk In the Woods

Forest shot

The trees shape a lush canopy,
a secret passage into a magic world
of mixed browns and greens,
and the silence of lizards.

The leaves rustle behind me
like mischievous little ghosts
uttering soft whispers
and hiding when I look back.

Ever ready to disappear,
a deer watches at a distance
with deep, loving eyes
and nervous curiosity.

The unraveling exuberance
of nature embraces my body
as I touch the heavy breeze,
and moist and sweat cling to my skin.

Oaks and cedars, birches and firs
share their renewing breath,
while blooming magnolias wrap
their fragrant and colorful elegance
around me.

I feel the pulse of the earth,
like a slithering swell of life,
transmuting my every care
into the quiet and joyful awareness
of infinite peace within.

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Sunset by the Sea

Yes, I have seen other worlds

in the green of the forest

and the red of a flower.

I have traveled the dimensions of time immemorial

and found myself dreaming

a dream within a dream.

I have colored the sky

with the bluish purple and the golden orange

of my relentless search

for peace.

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