Broken Morning

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 […]

Spacious

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 […]

Invitation in Blue Dusk

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 […]

Fernweh

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 […]