First Light of Return

black silkwarm air soft as lace
marshmallow memory harvest
corn fields touching ocean breeze
salmon fly hatch to feed
along river banks

passage of time
holding hands trace
a kiss of light

sometimes it is difficult to wake


nothing can sway the landscape
moving with a natural pace
along a grid of its own base

remnants of grace

lost thoughts and fancy tools
material worlds disgrace
crowded days

what gentle steps you lay

wholesome dwelling
harmonic traits

pebbles tumble through space
grasping fingers embrace
as water slips

Heart swells in deep ground
wrapped tight as onion skin
truth draws back breath

stand of trees celebrate
a final resting place
the human race

sometimes it is difficult to wake

Published by darren thompson

hello invisible people, I have lived well and continue to live well enough. I hope the same for you. Writing during a pandemic with catastrophic wildfires, hurricanes, economic collapse, political strife, and toxic air means one tends to be pretty sedentary. I am reminded of our last trip to Cartagena, Colombia and the gang of sloths hanging out in the trees. Funny, I don't think sloths are ever behind schedule though. The book, FALLEN, is near completion. I know I've said this before, but I am definitely in the final lap with it. Though, I have not settled on the publishing or marketing of it, yet. I am not even sure how I will use this website. Admittedly, I've been writing on this bit for the better part of ten years. My mind has been wrapped around some weird urban sci-fi-fantasy junk. Feels like a twisted premonition of what is happening today. On another creative front, I am setting up a new website called: which I am kind of excited about. These are writings and ramblings and musings of life when I am out of the flow with writer's block. There projects within projects there. Oh, I live in the Columbia River Gorge of the PACIFIC NORTHWEST. My characters are way more interesting. thanks.

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