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Dave Thorvald Olson

Dave Thorvald Olson is VP of Community at HootSuite where he crafts programs and initiatives to spark the company's rapid international growth.


Poet, podcaster, public-policy pundit and chronic documentarian from his earliest days, world-rambling Dave has spent his time writing, painting and listening to old vinyl albums on the back porch. Published in magazines and journals, he is most proud of his handmade literary chapbooks, static montage art, and audio hi-jinks.

 


bay of flashing darters 

Sailboats carving patterns

darters into waves which

don’t seem to mind

Leaning over sideways

to control both power and time

 

Flocking into clusters

brushing past the buoys

like galaxies swirling

spun by translucent kite-strings

Leaving tracers to catch a gaze

 

the stone mason

experiment invites

me and strangers to rest awhile

only at lowtide when the waves release

a rusted boxspring fence and

gives way to me, the barnacles

and the bay of flashing darters.

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Thanks for kind words and for sharing my stories. Plenty more scattered around the social web including a batch at mountainhighway.wordpress.com and a podcast series called Postcardsfromgravellybeach.com

#enjoy

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What a beautiful poem. I love the line about galaxies swirling…like the water is its own little universe. ♥

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