I face the dawn and all is silhouette and shadow. I turn away, and all is lit with a kind of soft awakening that says, look!
I stood at the window watching one flickering star slip slow beneath the trees on the west horizon; another broken morning. I could not say if the earth was moving or the star was falling. I could consult the experts on such matters and often do, but I don’t think it’s required for either faith […]
Coyote are wise and know how to be in the world. When one dies another moves in and takes the place. They keep good sense of spatial relations while humans do not. Out on the edge, in California, there is not enough to go around and the greater bounding box falls into a violated ocean. The […]
In the dark of winter’s night the trees release their salvage into fair exchange with the breathing. This is an aged and wisened love. Enter the season, and much has fallen off and away, subject to the effect of natural circumstance, a learned method of thriving, braced against the cold yet finding stillness. Remaining rooted, […]
I sensed a rush of wings above, a sudden river flowed in skyward waves, a twisting spiral random convergence leading itself centerless, to inspire it’s own innovations and my silence. First, of the crunchy growl of boots on hardening snow, then breath held for the sake of listening, then mind entrancing in it’s parallel flight with this […]
Moonrise was waiting for first light to send it on it’s modest arc across the southeast corner of the starry dome. I rose, stepped out to warm the car, anxious to catch up with Boston, out ahead into the day. Jet planes are time machines. And yet, the sky stood me still. I lingered. I noticed […]
Autumn is burning, turning, all green grown is suddenly fire, lit from within in the fading dusk. The vital hue descending, to the root and rhizome we all go, to our essential darkness, but not before our luminous colors reveal the passing of our substance, our quest, our earnest effort at some small good and […]