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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Rob Gourley

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East wind down the Gorge –
causing whitecaps & surface spray,
fiercely agitating the firs
near the wide river,

Bringing wintry chill,
starting to numb my fingertips
when I get out, stretch into weather,

Bringing hypnotic snowflurries
and sudden awareness
of caustic words spoken
by each, evenings, shiver.