Circles in the Sky

Took some time this evening

looking at the sky

and Emily Carr paintings 

of above the tree line.


The trees and sky outside my window

mirror the image on the page, 

and I am still again

inside the shadow of world.


Only, an oriole appears

as I despair

at the distance between

our reality and dreams.


A gold gift placed in the treetops

all aglow in yellow sunset beams…

while the reliable needle whispers softly

upon the ended record spinning,


All are lost in circles in the sky.”

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