A fine site

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Down Under Bug


Ditaxis biseriata is a name that describes

spikes on this non mantid’s femur and maybe

having two cutting mouthparts for predation

What would they call you if an entomologist

got a look at your body parts in a taxonomic way?

Densacapollos tortonaso or cutie pie

Dotaxis bisterlata

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A Bosque House


The Russian Olive tress smell like my mother’s pantry

with all of the spices and herbs mingling together

chamisa, a bright yellow stoop for an autumn walk 10710779_767816693291305_4409032626539115896_n

on a floor covered in oriental rugs of purple sage

climbing a staircase,  lizards faster than a blink


beaches make porches to view from

muddy shoes and wet dogs in the yard to dry

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A Place to Leave a Past


She drove and I picked out the music to accompany,

so many trips along this road with so many others

sometimes the story came out just to get it out of my

head, then many times biting my lip to not speak

of that time and that person from the past, finally

looking down into the gorge to leave all of it behind.