The Hollow (3)

glossy orange
to mark the hatchet-cut scars

property line


beyond the line trees
the same old view

chestnut oak seedling


“leave no trace”

only my footprints now
where spring beauties bloomed


black locust grove

the leaf miners have laid bare
a rich vein of sky

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Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave’s writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).

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