6/11 Idaho Magazine Features - "The Demons of Boulder Lake" (non-fiction)

Daniel Claar - Idaho's Premier Backcountry Writer

Winner - Idaho Magazine Publisher's Choice Award 2010
"The Proper Filter"

Winner - Idaho Magazine Judge's Choice Award 2011
"Where the River Leads"

"Hot Spring Break "

"Stampede! "

"Seeing Things"
Winner - Idaho Magazine Second Place 2011

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Peripheral Damage

Stone faced
The soldiers fall
Before an onslaught
Of screaming teeth
Until whispered screams
Become unbearable
And I turn my back
On the massacre

What else can I do
When we need
Another parking lot
To justify billions of
Black blood sucking ticks

There is no time
Space or papers served
For generations of
Fox squirrel
Raven and praying mantis
No thought to
Each little alveoi
Of our master lung
Or even a remembrance
Of lovers
Who once dallied
Beneath emerald canopies

 As it becomes
With every other life
No longer convenient
Stripped of able limb
And dignity
The voiceless evicted
Flee the only home
They have ever known

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