Preface: As Above So Below

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Consider the unity
of dual worlds:
I saw two trout sliding
thru the shallows of the river
over the shadow
of the moon.
I saw them strike, simultaneously
at its reflection on the surface.
Twin arcs of perfection pierce
a mirror, thinner than an atom,
between the shadow & its source.
Shattered ancestor to the looking glass
dissolves in splash & ripples.
A moment when something gives,
air & water wed, in the sound
of a wet kiss, then,
once again lay smooth.

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I'm best known as an artist and designer. Relaxing makes me tense, so I tend to put in a lot of hours on diverse projects.

Before becoming a visual artist, I spent 15 years as a poet. I studied poetry at Interlochen Arts Academy, Naropa, Stone Circle and on the streets. I performed my work for years at Stone Circle, solo shows, poetry readings, and at Lollapalooza in 1996.

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