Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Earth Imagining Her Life
A leaf of grass. Still. Green river
comes down over me from the village of trees.
Summer is the long body of the earth
under the sun her lover. He can't bear
to stay away. He hovers over her
pouring heat in a love song.
This year the time is short
and she wearies imagining her life
as somewhere else, young and
running on stars, burning around the edges,
forming herself into another place
where she gives birth with every breath.
She sets us all free as she cracks
and heaves. Her fires plume
the only reminder
of the bone of these ancient
and remaining days.
for our mother the earth
Posted by flood water photography at 11:40 AM