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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2


Pete Lee


after the long hike
boots lying on the floor
with their tongues hanging out
  through the window:
the slow-boomerang sound of
a raven in flight
heavy gusts
the dog-shaped weather vane
chases its tail
  tropical storm
boats bumping and grinding
in their slips
Up to my elbows
in garden soil
rooted at last.

Pete Lee lives in an isolated rural community in the Mojave Desert of California, where he works as a grant writer. His poetry has appeared in multiple publications including English Journal, Frogpond, Hawaii Review, Mayfly, Modern Haiku, and Poetry Flash.