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people will judge your outlook in life

by your perception of your glass

is it half full ?

or half empty ?

i have a thirst for life

so will simply

savor the taste –

the flavor

of what i drink

i hunger to see

different images

in anything

such as Thunder Thighs

or the beauty of a rose

without colour

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life is not –

to me –

what is in your glass

wether half empty

or half full

but rather

what you fill it with

what you taste

wether it be an mirage of a horse

or the tracks in the desert sand

that will vanish

with the slight stirring

of the wind

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what boots

will i walk in today ?

will i leave tracks

that anyone will follow ?

will anyone thirst

for what i have seen ?

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Shakespeare ,

to my way of feeling,

had it wrong-

it should not be written as –

” a horse- a horse-my kingdom for a horse ”

but rather

“MY Kingdom IS my Horse !”

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for most of Life

it is a lesson in


some Life has it easy

“a piece of cake”

other Life must struggle,

“let them eat cake !”

a tree

whom has set down its roots

in a stream bed

can drink well of its


but must also struggle, fight,


for its life

against the very elements

that give it life

a gladiator in a hostile arena

grown strong and distorted

in Life

these images are of Sycamore tree roots in a stream bed – they remind me of wrestlers , dragons , demons, gladiators , all struggling with the elements, and themselves, that also keep them alive , struggling for the one true prize – the ” piece of cake”- Life

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elements of Life ,

so often at rest,


pleasant ,warm ,soothing

and then , like the elements

of a intense relationship ,

clashing , crashing , powerful

expression of two

different elements

butting emotions

a great display under the Big Top ,

not a simple sideshow tent

and a grasping reach

for Heaven

from both

and serenity sets

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i like to photograph trees – such a wide variety of shapes and smells and looks – yet all their roots are tied into the earth – and i feel at rest walking thru a wooded area where they live and perish from age as they are meant to be-plus i can take a tree into Photoshop and come out with a graphic creation that can be pleasing or evoke thought

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