After Kay Ryan
Say when a blizzard
your nostril hairs
or it is always
over the steering
wheel or try
the distance is
always the distance.
The road might
the way you
Even if the donkey
the gate and the sheep
then at midnight,
you escort them
back to the barn
when you shake
a tin of corn
like a ceremonial rattle.
It is not magic.
on the stock
new lambs. Life
waits until dawn.
If you’re lucky.
Luck is incidental.
divine nature’s whims.
I could no longer read in those days of the impossible
as the disease leaked through his body like a sieve. The
journeys south to Seattle, the trips north across the border
to British Columbia for some non-FDA approved harsh
treatment. I drove through rain and sunbreaks, sat in
crowded waiting rooms, knitting or picking cat hair off my
clothing. There is no hope but he pretended. Today I plant
forget-me-nots on his grave. This endless earth cycle
where earthworms wait.
Spring equinox holds
a cupful of daffodil sunshine.
I plant forget-me-nots
on his grave.
All roads lead deep
beneath soil and grass
where earthworms wait.
Such a hubbub today. Shock and outrage over an old story, perhaps dismissed by purveyors of fake news. Shift the focus. Wag the dog.
Glenn Greenwald told the whole story some time ago after intense, cautious and responsible journalism.
I will not take time to rant. Just get a grip. Television is rarely a place to seek truth. The core values of journalism are mucked about and we must be responsible to find the bigger picture. Go back a few years and read this book.
Take a deep breath, and question everything.
Happy International Women’s Day
Left over right,
not too tight.
Together we weave
Let us tether the present
to the future,
feet firmly on the safety
of the past.
We are responsible
Words and spelling catch my eye. What am I? What words do I use to express current feelings and explorations? I see the word “resistor” on social media and it looks wrong. I went to several dictionaries.
1. a device designed to introduce resistance into an electric circuit.
listed as the noun for “resist.”
1. to strive to fend off or offset the actions, effects or force of
2. to remain firm against the actions, effects of for of; withstand
3. to keep keep from giving in to or enjoying; to offer resistance. synonym: oppose
What are you?
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Big leaf maple, Acer macrophyllum,
leaves shine sugar coated.
Alive in a hundred shades of green,
I am the Northwest, soul of the planet.
Catch a raindrop.
Tip your chin up.
Drink sky water.
Splash into the lake.
Mystery lies in downward clouds.
Wait for the midnight owl.