Friday, December 01, 2017

The Properties of Dust: Lair

Fremont Troll. Seattle, Washington. August 13, 2012.

Now we are in the lair,
the den, the bed
where darkness lies down to rest

Where the strange exhaust of unnatural
pores lingers in the shadows

To breathe the air here,
to take inside that bitterness,
is to fill up and clog arteries
with a hundred twisted desires,
with a thousand warped urges.

With the sounds of traffic overhead,
our hearts beat and our minds bend
to that slow madness.

Here, where even billy goats
smell fear and run away,
we recognize the troll
sleeping in concrete
behind us.

Under the Burnside Bridge. Portland, Oregon.  October 6, 2011

The Properties of Dust

The Properties of Dust was a small book I put together in 2005 for a desktop publishing class at Portland State University. Many of these pieces were written specifically for the book project, and the rest date back to as early as 1990.  The pieces were accompanied by a photo or two in the original book, but, in most cases, I am using different, more recent, photos with this series of posts.





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Fremont Troll. Seattle, Washington. August 13, 2012.

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Fred G. Redmon Memorial Bridge, I-82. Near Selah, Washington. May 2008

Trees Under The Bridge - Fremont Bridge. Portland, Oregon. April 2, 2012. 

Cape Perpetua, Yachats, Oregon. July 2, 2011

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