life

You gotta like green

…That’s why it exists
The timber industry. That’s what kept it alive,  but now it’s tourism
Gotta like green
If you don’t like green, you gotta deal with it

Very fertile, sunshine, vegetation, muskeg
Mountain rocky country, very rugged domain
Like prehistoric times, the ice age just moved off here
The soil base over the rock hasn’t had time to develop
So tree roots grow flat across the ground
Can’t grow down.  It’s solid rock
Nothing to grab on to and blow over
A lotta blowdowns, a lotta debris

The center of  Red Cedar is dead, rotted
Like the stem of a tulip, hollow
Only the outer bark and  sapwood are alive
Dead, dried and seasoned, this Red Cedar refuse turns into topsoil

Commercial thinning, clear cuts.  Timber is merchantable
Versus virgin timber –  old growth, never been logged
The very big timber is up on the mountains
Big hemlock, timber 200 feet tall
We have Tennessee Red (the most fragrant), Western Red,
Yellow Cedar (most rare) and the Giant Red
Also Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock,  with bark that’s scaly
The dead standing snags make great firewood

Yeah, just rock or swamps
And beneath the swamp is rock or lake
Peat moss grows up 11 feet, so it’s one hundred to two hundred feet
To the bottom of that ravine, unforseen
The deeper you go, the more soggy it gets. 
Like prehistoric times  before soil built up on the earth
Sink holes, they’ll swallow you up

Lumber mills, big saw mills
Has a Forest Service contract
He cuts lumber really fast
Shipped all over the world

Steelhead streams – The ‘Real’, The ‘Newenberry’
Creekbeds are marble white. Fish show up better
Rainbow and Cutthroat trout
And hundreds of no name lakes full of fish
By the five gallon bucketful

Four deer per person per household, antler deer
For ‘Tricky’ and his boys, that’s twelve deer a season
This year it’s been mostly  twins and triplets
Two bucks or two bucks and a doe
Also ptarmigan, a little native grouse in the summertime
Roaming the western hills
State bird, I think

By skiff, ferry or floatplane
It’s a superb ride to a Native land
You – don’t –  know
You – stupid –  white  – man

Roots and stagnant water

Passing phenomenon. Geological times

New landscape with volcanic rock forms

Everywhere it’s puffing and steaming

Harvesting water a hurricane

Hidden crevasses all around

Visibility zero, a total whiteout

Methane gases rise in the atmosphere

Ends the Cretaceous time.  67 million years

Enveloped in an ash cloud

Gas and solid rocks spew out

Freakish creature in the ribbed sand

New kind of theropod.  Non-avian

Common ancestor of the first birds

Crash-landed on a mesa from the stars

The missing link, most primitive specimen

Small body, small claws and powerful arms

A raptor with few changes. A herbivore

Evidence of feathers if you explore

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Mangrove swamp.  Long-lost environment

Leaves its signature in the sediment

Petroglyphs depict  a rich timeline

Where Ghost Estates now lie

Perfectly preserved covered in gold

Further courtyards to his abode

Blue, green, yellow, brown

Dark companion, how did you perform?

Color spectrum fades and melts

10acious creature, a quiet toast

Took all the bones and buried them here

Spectacular nature… Mother Earth

 

that’s what annoys me

 

I hate nothing.  I never hate.

Only hardened hearts and fashion slaves

And people who act REALLY goth

Or the smell of a dirty litter box

People who hate message boards

Disloyalty and rumors

Mayonnaise, mustard and wild mice

Poison ivy/sumac and loud noise

Also bees.  Any bug that stings

Self-replicators, genes and memes

I hate the bright sun when driving home

Freewebs.  (So unreliable.)

People who talk smack about parents

Discrimination of any sort.  Intolerance

Double standards, Reality TV

Bullies, rapists, religious extremes

People who get on my nerves

Druggatics and stalkers

Immature people who are over twelve

Extreme dislike for car commercials

I hate that Justin is such a jerk

And clown pictures in the dark

People who speak leet all the time

And wannabes are so annoying

I hate snobs and people who brag

Terrorists, nazis and the war in Iraq

Emos, hacks and perverts

Should be avoided at all costs

Mathematics of the algebraic perswasion

Fleas, ticks, country music and sunburn

I hate nothing.  I never lose my temper

Still amusing as much as ever

Not enough caffeine in my bod

I hate that I’m not rich.  Rock on!

Half the sky

Pet shop man  – whatshisface

 will never mellow out.  Ever

Dark roast.  Supersize

Summer noise

People, people, people

Herd of men

Pet shop man, it’s not your fault…

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So no doubt

you’ll never mellow out

Shut ur mouth  n sit

Tragically limited

Canine warrior.  Price of a dog

Crack in the brick.  Poker chip

Insight into your own behavior

And the shadow of a cloud

doesn’t care

Made For You

Wait, wait, wait…what?

I order my burgers only kechup

My girlfriend’s sandwich is fine…and mine?

It came back with some kind of gooey cheese all over it

And some kind of sauce…it’s all wrong!

I should have requested a dine-in order

And inspected it at the counter

Please just get my grill order right

BNT and medium fries

How hard is it to not put things on a burger?

And put together my special order

As for my Hot Fudge Sundae…

I’m lovin’ it… Anyway!