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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 2, June 2017
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Bruce Ross
Hampden, Maine, USA


In My Ears

The stabilizers help with the icy patches and the icy sections of the boardwalk. The forest stillness is in my ears. The senses slow down and become refined. They are often surprised.

winter boardwalk
a moss-covered boulder
fills a space

At the bay’s outlook the silence is broken by a first wave. I examine a dried-out fungus that feels like chalk dust. The turnaround spot is here and the way back is longer with more ice patches. Yet everything offers its own existence up to you.

winter forest
a narrow boardwalk centered
by a paw print

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