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Collaborative Poetry

the silky morning mist
begins another day
i read it like a book
written by my ancestors all
a collaborative poem
that rhymes with every fiber
of my being
gleams of sunlight
filtering through my thoughts
i interpret the bird-songs
without the academic zeal
as they sing and wing
into my heart
their meter
gives my life structure
and definition
the dictionary of the leaves
that fall into the rain-gutter
caught in man-made contrivance
to be cleared out with much effort
let go into the composting of life
where a new chapter begins
while the creature symbols
crawl about
in my garden of the sighting
each a word
meaningless by itself
but taken together
we make sense