connected roots


Leave a comment

this place called home

home lives inside the heart

and my heart dwells here

on the shores of water borrowed from the other side of the mountain

on an earth that’s hard and forgotten.

14015404178_98cc570082_b

my heart mingles with wild plants that are maligned by most

(i find them miracles)

tenacious plants that chose this place and persist

they have not forgotten the earth

let’s not forget to thank them, those maligned plants,

for they have a wisdom of their own.

 

i chose this place, too

and, like them, i’ll persist

i have not forgotten the earth

i’ll love all her weeds and thank them

and i’ll seek their wisdom,

for mine has been forgotten.

kochia

and just like them, one day i’ll move on

and i’ll have awakened an ancient wisdom that belongs to all beings

and i’ll leave behind love

a love that persists

my heart dwells here

this is home

 

 


Leave a comment

olive ridge

 yellow blue moon in the eastern sky

three boys: one tall one six one small

flash lights darkness

 

night games

 

a few short years

darkness will be home

to a teenage boy

 

my son

 

(glorious

each individual

and the whole of them)

 

this moment is truth:

rejoice in them

that is all there is

 

to do

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.