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Without connection

to the natural world

I cannot know

myself

or my journey

nature shapes me

as I shape nature

respectfully in return

and in that alchemy

of soul

in an exchange

of opposites

comes the fulfilment

of both.

Jeff Guess

©Jeff Guess 2019

February 6, 2019

My Father’s Golf Spoons

A khaki canvas bag

of wooden sticks

he shouldered across

the bare earth and stony

golf course

at Tumby Bay

raking the sand

as an auxiliary for grass

always a birdie

on the fifth

an eagle on the ninth

and who used to say

the best wood in his bag

was his pencil...

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