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William Onyeabor – Atomic Bomb – YouTube

Hair – Air

Bluish, a haibun by Donna Fleischer / South by Southeast 20:2 Summer 2013

Bluish

 

Our early Spring climb picks through scrub brush, wintered pine clumps, HWA-devastated hemlocks, beyond the ridge line, up around a kettle pond, and into the oaks. There’s some weekday quiet.

 

At the top a ledge of trap rock forks to the right. Both feet don’t fit together. There’s a 920-foot drop. We turn back. It was here where Chief Metacomet of the Wampanoag went on as he fled for his life from English colonists. He hid out there in a cave for a while, eventually forced northward to his capture and death. When chestnut oak stands have lost their leaves in winter, I drive by in wonder at this crime, the human-twisted cedar, atomic tictoc.

 

 

from far off

a coyote’s long twilit note

snowless mountain

 

Donna Fleischer
South by Southeast 20:2

 

 

*Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), commonly abbreviated as HWA, is a true bug native to East Asia that feeds by sucking sap from hemlock and spruce trees