Jane Hulstrunk and Channie Greenberg


Jane Hulstrunk



(Partially Fostered by Conks and Other Planar Groupings)

© KJ Hannah Greenberg



Conks and other planar groupings,

Grow up suckling, rending coarse

Debris from flora-type relations.

Pores, spores, sundry bits of broken

Fiber, feeding filaments in concert.

Strange, yet absolutely staid, strands slough

For truffle hunters, folks seeking forest food.


Rangers, furthest remote persons, relay

Surveys, knots, first-aid, compasses, and scat,

Fire-starting, cloth-style signaling, maybe

Leadership. Such men avoid all grand mammals

Hungering for outdoor suppers; tasting,

S’mores, corn, coal-baked chops, ‘tater boats,

Bits, pieces, toes, fingers, fleshy parts.


Afterwards, upland dwellers, dying out,

Morph from fear to fright as malls,

Housing, highways, factories, schools,

Displace mating, hunting, itching, gathering.

Then furries without new gene pools grasp

Human nibbles make poor nutrition, taste salty,

Compost, nonetheless, to augment rising fungi.



  1. Posted December 20, 2012 at 5:29 am | #

    Makes me hanker for the outdoor bramble I whirled through, the ground I was burly enough to love sleeping with, the lost Marine who volunteered to take the point..I definitely do not miss the itching!

  2. Posted December 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm | #

    I love where the image led you Channie! It is a wonderful example of the joy of this project.