a swath of sky opens between bands of earth. there is space below, as well as above. St. Mary’s County, Maryland November 3rd, 2018
what is it liketo be of an ancient,unbroken lineage?to have made it so long throughthe coursesand trials of time? ginkgo stretcheshis unbranched arms out, reaching across space,pointing me in all directions — see,this is what we came for. this is whatwe have remained for. you may learnto remain too, but for thatyou need to understandhumility. nitty gritty: Ginkgo trees extend as … More ancient ones
I. News dropped into a world to which I did not know I was agreeing to navigate, where bearings are few and far between, where everything changes daily, an unstoppable flow of information and rhetoric, a chaotic churn, that determines lives and which of them matter, with a vastness and immediacy that pulls us on and … More bearings
fallen. brought down from a height, rent from your sister, your other half whose trunk is bare where you once stood. this day awakens in golds and greens, yesterday’s chaos forgotten, and only your teeming branches askew. your long body, now made into an offering – for those who will come anew, for those who have … More cedar
I revel in the field with its thickets of weeds outside my door I crave their unruly abundance. To see that which happens of itself truly happen of itself is a relief. We don’t have to keep the whole world going. St. Mary’s County, Maryland October 2018
wild mountain buckwheat, sun trees, thick air. fires burning, burning, burning all around. Huntington Lake, central Sierra Nevada August 6, 2018 Years of active fire suppression in California, combined with increasingly dangerous fire-spreading weather conditions due to climate change has led to the largest wildfires on record in the last several years. The smoke … More burning
I am living with my brethren, soft seed, dancing in the wind.