A wall of reflections
I see you,
as you berate yourself,
and day out,
about your imperfections.
There is a world,
it’s time to remember it.
We aren’t the only ones
inhabiting this planet.
As we frack
the world cracks,
We reach for the sunlight,
leaves us shadows
of the mountains
in the meadows.
We look for
There is a web and it holds us.
Pieces come apart so we help rebuild it.
We are a species that has forgotten our place on the web, so the earth reminds us.
her hands are chapped and raw from anxiously
peeling away her skin
so she goes through every fidget she can find
and wears them down until they break.
her lips and nose are red and cracked
If the sky above you
should turn dark and full of clouds
Paint your palette blue and grey
look out on a summer’s day
We all need somebody
It was the month of May 2023
For 4 hours we drove from Susie to York Beach
And it was the last time we visited Maine when you were alive.
“Please explain a tree”
I ask, and before
The natural silence of pondering,
The chirping of thought as woven melodies,
The rotation of gears churning into place,
they think the forests must have been constructed,
around the railroad.
That the tracks were built up from Earth long ago,
The river's waters flow
And the tide comes and goes,
Small and big amounts of earth’s liquid gold,
Laughter and smiles and stories untold,