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Rabbit rind of moon left

over winter's dawn after

the longest night.

Desert broom floats out

white drifting seeds, December's

substitute for snow.

Stone walls outlast us.

Mountains outlast the wall

Moon wins over mountain.

Chinaberry tree

elegant in winter grey,

jeweled with clustered gold.

Dawn discus of moon

arced west into indigo

slips silver to shade.


The black mares of night

paw at the dusk rim of moon,

waiting for horsemen.



ice crystal stars cut

facets into winter's rim,

dawn rings on the edge

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