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I Feel Close to Nature Too


I Feel Close to Nature Too by Irene Christensen


I Feel Close to Nature Too


I feel close to nature too

earth moves in the hot sky

green leaves grow my hair

mountains erupt my skin


when you step on me I cry

I feel close to nature too

my eyes wash blue seashells

my face erodes sand from the shore


ground has no home for living

suffocating in a polluted candy corn sky

I feel close to nature too

writhing, dying in the heat


a red leaf dragon swallows

the trees growing in the night forest

I must preserve the charging planet beast

I feel close to nature too



About the Poet

Eileen P. Kennedy is the author of two collections of poetry: Banshees (Flutter Press, 2015), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won Second Prize in Poetry from the Wordwrite Book Awards, and Touch My Head Softly (Finishing Line Press, 2021) which Literary Titan has described asemotionally-charged poetry that explores life with observant poems that will appeal to anyone who loves inspired poetry.” It was a finalist for the International Book Awards in General Poetry. She lives in Amherst, MA with the ghost of Emily Dickinson. More at www.EileenPKennedy.com.





About the Artist

Irene Christensen’s art is about painting as a magical act. Her images repeat and are transformed, as words and images in poems. She likes to maintain a sense of wonder in her art. That life is strange and quirky, and contradictory, that tragedy and comedy are not played out in separate theaters, but co-exist, side by side. More at ireneartster.wordpress.com


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