2015 Autumn Equinox Issue


Borneo Moon by Michael Salinger

Borneo Moon by Michael Salinger

Moon sets on Lake Champlain

Single call of a loon marking dawn’s blue slate
cheerful coffee of woodsmoke sobriety keening
consciousness flute signal calling eagle Kisosen
to turn his head and take note, spread open sun’s
champagne wings into kaleidoscopic coruscations
mother light fusion flowering discoball embryos
heavy squash lush with gilded seed, smiling corn
and teeth of beans, three sisters buttressing
home grown Abenaki heritage garden
with its lexicon of ancient new world
symbols enduring in green heaven
on earth teeming with gods
of turtles, moonlit loons,
and liquid mink

~ Lady