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The Ice Shepherd's Lullaby (for Mt Vernon, Iowa)

He moved slowly, walking beside his charge. His name was paha and he was tasked with shepherding the great ice down side of world. The great ma, she who is the love and comfort of the planet, laid the…

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Fresh Color

Coming over Catawba and I see it again: this morning wash, this natural color I’d never known before, spread across the top of a line of brushy mountains, a fired-up pink and orange palette-dance with a draping line of purplish…