A Return to Antelope Valley (2023)

A Return to Antelope Valley (2023)
A Return to Antelope Valley (2023)

A Return to Antelope Valley



Look up to me from my side

as I create songs for you

deny the words to strangers

you begin to smile


Your being their silently

learning every motion

curious every day

rarest of treasures


A return to my valley

a place we once called home

American Buffalo

time to tell the truth


Share from ocean to ocean

all of your mighty rivers

the songbirds and the eagle

respect your story


A return to Antelope

Valley where I left myself

your story still dips

a resurrection


Raw untouched ecosystem

of Rattlesnake and Sagebrush

a vast spirit now open

this America



The old world brought all their weeds

they brought the Dock and Burdock

Plaintan and Mallow for marsh

Mayweed and Nettle


Pestilent Common Thistle

with famous Dandelion

these foreigners everywhere

most species have left


To destroy all noxious weeds

fill contract to kill common

yet not one species perish

unlike Buffalo


Our neighbors are Thornthistle

delicate bloom agony

blessing of delightful sweets

past the sour Briar


Isolated monument

this silent clump of pine trees

once owned only by wildlife

of past deep forest


Bark only used by deer

tenants of wilderness

bound by the tether of man

strangers on their land



Light shines on old forest trees

with a different conviction than young

a dismissive reflection

though old canopy


This new world brought waterfalls

crests of unending glory

expression of power pure

sweet electricity


Caves near boiling water pools

fancies of our intellect

wonder at magnificience

of Horse-shoebend Falls


Hostile influencer of land

America turns over

onto its clear cut belly

these men and nature


Predators will catch their prey

a piece for ecology

they do not wipe out Gazelle

all for just one meal


American Eco-Verse

we can rebuild a balance

livable environment

a beautiful world


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My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

One thought on “A Return to Antelope Valley (2023)

  • March 12, 2024 at 1:21 PM

    Wonderful words of nature and its surroundings. There in Antelope valley. Awesome words of the natural surroundings. Steve

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