about the quietness

i never thought about that apple says
about the quietness of woodstove heat
(as compared to a furnace
blasting off every other 15 minutes)
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the redmaroongold blanket flower
blooming in the plastic ‘terra cotta’ pot
that sits on the desk or in the windowsill
something summer flowering
in early november
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Anthropocene lifestyle of a Pleistocene being
j says when i ask for a specific call/assignment
for an essay i’m eekingoutĀ 
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we sing the song (blessed change) annie wrote
(i believed in solid ground
until i saw the earth in motion
in the winds of steady change
in the ever rolling ocean)
on the west coast in a time
of shifting and this song
is the reason, i realize, i am here tonight
because of the way it sends itself
through my body
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driving slow through the dark night
(between 30 and 40)
on the side highways
because this is the speed that feels the most sane
to move a motorized vehicle through the thick cloak of dark at