dogtrax

A place to gather words before they get lost.

Only my eyes have traversed the lines of Antelope Canyon, the twisted wind sculptures of Time, the remix artist, whose playful grin and material makes the most of what Earth has to offer

for the #NWP #writeacrossamerica project (Arizona)

Inspired by https://uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/1f437741dd4ee15610d5d8e3f487edb5/arizona-writing-marathon-by-cawp/index.html

Some still dig deep into this earth, the past condensed into their skin like pressed stones, mottled with dust and dirt and stories and home

for the #NWP #writeacrossamerica project (Eastern Kentucky)

Inspired by https://uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/9e67046a5be1265e81707ed4df01413f/eastern-kentucky-a-feast-for-the-senses/index.html

Isolation sleepers spare-room keepers teachers in school be-labor-ed day believers young mind features keep-safe preachers while back at home, we become quarantine creatures

— for all my education colleagues at the start of the year

These days, every leaf transforms into works of art; nighttime coloring

for Algot

We close our eyes as the end of summer breeze blows by; nothing today but clear blue skies

for #ds106

His name is feud, the Rowan County kind of carelessness, where story threads always end with the reminder of a promise:

“Remember what you swore to do .... Keep your word”

and so a place becomes reborn, as does a name

for the #NWP #writeacrossamerica project (Eastern Kentucky)

Inspired by https://uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/9e67046a5be1265e81707ed4df01413f/eastern-kentucky-a-feast-for-the-senses/index.html

What gobbledygook we took and whatnot, too so flummoxed with malarky, bamboozled by you

for #ds106

We were fourteen and on the move of his family farm's twisting hillside cowpaths with borrowed shotguns and no plans when the flock of geese announced their arrival and I shot my first shot ever with no aim at all, just pointing to the sky and pulling the trigger, and watching something once alive falling from the sky, my gut clenched tight as my friend shouted, and later, plucking the feathers and chewing the rangy meat I regretted every moment I became that hunter

for the #NWP #writeacrossamerica project (North Dakota)

Inspired by https://uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/e48a6b89af693f0c5a6c973a57797254/nwp-choose-your-path-across-north-dakota-map/index.html

ıʄ ơŋƖყ ɛ۷ɛཞყ ɬყ℘ɛʄąƈɛ ῳɛཞɛ ą ʂɛƈཞɛɬ ℘Ɩąƈɛ ῳɧɛཞɛ ℘ơɛɱʂ ɠơ ɬơ ʂƖɛɛ℘ - ı'ɖ ℘ơıŋɬ ɬơ ɬɧɛ ʂ℘ąƈɛ ῳɧɛཞɛ ῳơཞɖʂ ཞųŋ ɖɛɛ℘

for #ds106

Standing still in the exact center of this country, one senses nearly simultaneously how solid and yet how fragile it all is, these fault lines cracking, and how tired is this turtle of foreverness, its carapace not quite designed for something like this

for the #NWP #writeacrossamerica project (North Dakota)

Inspired by https://uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/e48a6b89af693f0c5a6c973a57797254/nwp-choose-your-path-across-north-dakota-map/index.html