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A sinewing fog, through ancient browns and green
Dewy leaves, dripping beneath
Misty whispering, through lush green fern
Rain rain, falling falling
Trickling onto, moldy leaves
Flowing through, gnarly roots
Backswimmers delighting, in gathering pools
Woodthrush warily sipping
Shimmering little pools, coming and going
Gathering and rushing, noisily against, mossy rounded stone
Converging and rushing, toward some far off place
Submerging cavernously, reemerging
Flowing powerfully, against mountains old
Carving verdant valleys, into lakes and ponds
Moose braving, seeming surfaces
Beavers laboring, beneath
Fish breathing
WoMen gathering, green power
On and on, flowing toward some far off point
Emptying into, the endless seas
Whales singing, leviathan yearning
Shrimp frolicking, in warm ocean currents
Emptying into, glacial depths
Emerging again, a world away
Bearing the dust, of centuries past
Rising from, a burning sun
Like salmon returning, to streams of birth
Clouds gathering, on winds destined, for mountains scraping sky
Kissing again, places left high and dry
In the cold of winter, the elk stands tall, white vapor, with air dancing
Water thrusting, from a hose, cooling hungry fires
Steam rising, into the city night
Thirsty old man, sweat pouring from his brow
A child gushing, out of swollen womb
The body of water, Amen to life
Bullet through a heart, gushing steaming human blood
Sun above, the earth below; one powers, the other transforms
Ravaging cyclones, dancing with El Ninos
In that balance, above and below, the river flows on and on
Toward some far off place
Scrubbing earth and sky, all at once
And Voyager takes, a snapshot
And Sagan sees... a pale... blue... dot

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