I’ve dug the garden rows. The seeds are in.
I wonder who will come to praise the beans?
I’ll sing loudly! And who will bring their melodies
Beside the hummingbirds and bees?
A yellow sky. A shudder, grind
And hesitation of the earth.
Below, black seas heave and sigh
Against a scar of land.
Night. Yellow sky remains.
Arc and flicker.
I breathe. Night fades.
A shallow breath.
Acid rain falls gently.
Pangaea: Proto-continent existing about a half billion years ago eventually breaking into two continental masses, Gondwana & Laurasia. Gondwana: made up of areas now Africa, most of Australia, India, South America & Antarctica. Laurasia: North America, Greenland, Europe & Asia north of the Himalayas.
Let me rest among these giant souls that stand
where trees once stood.
Here, greens break into blacky-blues and dragonflies
and dusts of beetle dung grow old withal.
Let me rest among the salmonberry and the tumblewood
of cotton, ash and hemlock, fir and cedar.
And let the wind stir of pine above the fall reawaken me
in early greens and sapling dress, anon.
Previous titled, “Tumblewood”; published 2014, The Footprint Press.