This Forest, Alone

Trees crook up and out
from the meadow, fingers
testing the wind.

Shadows from darkness,
like and not separated
by rising sun.

Child’s voice weaves
an echoed dance; ends
in the echo of silence—

last of its kind,
the forest feeds.

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Kaolin Fire  Kaolin Fire's website is a conglomeration of ideas, side projects, and experiments. Web development is his primary occupation, but he also develops computer games, edits Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine, and occasionally teaches computer science. He has had short fiction published in Strange Horizons, Tuesday Shorts, Escape Velocity, and Alienskin Magazine, among others.

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