Coyote Mercury

words, birds and whatever else by James Brush

Category: small stones (page 1 of 9)

These small stones are short observational micro-poem-things mostly about nature. They are the result of paying close attention to the world around and writing from those moments. Learn more about writing small stones at Writing Our Way Home.

the moon
cradled in elm
branches

plastic ghosts
sway on the wind

long autumn
shadows

full trees still
cling
to summer

a sulphur butterfly
rides prairie wind

late sunflowers
lean heavy
against a barbwire fence

everyone’s asleep
my footsteps in the dark house
the box fan rattles

autumn grass
sunglare scattered
in dry fields

starlings
swirl from highway signs
southbound traffic

daddy longlegs
slips across autumn sunlight
barred windows

warm september moon
a hard glow
between elm branches

fevered skin
a wolf pack stalking
over snow

drizzlegray
among rain lilies
a mockingbird

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