nate senge

The Upper Pacific

The land of sun is far-gone and south,
       California a haze-dream of oranges
              and tan light-mashed oak trees.

Here, in Oregon,
              the pines drip a feather-mist,
       the air swirls and sinks through,
              the clouds hold cloaks in the rivers,
       jackets are pulled firmly over;
       eyes are down.

Vowel-slurs gone;
       the speech is knife-quick.

On any given day, there is about equal chance of finding Nate Senge stooped over his laptop, lodged in a music studio, or clicking into his skis on top of a fourteen-thousand foot mountain. Raised in New England and a graduate of Dartmouth, he now resides in Colorado.