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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Building A Shipwreck In the Deserted Sky

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I've begun to staple broken-down boxes

to my walls story mapping

windows into the cardboard

 

with felt tipped pens 

 

 

Constellations of memories emerge 

 

as imagination’s guide

 

through impassible weather 

 

in  treeless mountain altitudes 

 

 

 

 

In India I traveled  the Monsoons

 

following them north 

 

from Darjeeling through Nepal 

 

to Rishikesh and finally 

 

their summer home in Dharamsala

 

 

 

To be removed by rain

snowed-in by cold

is a reason to stay still



The miles of open cold air

in the San Luis Valley

provide the logic to live

within a inner world

centered on daily life.



In my backpack from Japan

the black tea pot  

 

carried wrapped in cloths



Drinking tea 

 

waiting to warm with the sunrise 

 

has the same pleasure 

 

as feeding birds by hand



Joshua lives in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above the San Luis Valley, the highest alpine desert in North America.  He loves dogs.