The sun wakes up later every morning, and so do I. The first tree in our neighborhood forest has handed over its leaves to their autumn color. Town is still crazy with people; their boats look larger than islands when they chug into the harbor. Yesterday a car accident killed a man, and I thought […]
A butterfly with pale lilac wings bounces through air across my local horizon. Tangled webs sway in the porch rails’ corners while their spiders watch. Seed pods detach from their tree, smack me in the face, and land in my hair. Lichen makes its symbiotic journey across rock, bark, and lumbered wood.
Tender magnolia blossoms reach up like young hands to hold, and light takes longer to leak away each night. The farmyard has more hours to fill the neighborhood with its squawks and whinnies and calls. Pale yellow ducks chase away a mallard. A june bug, newly wakened, bounces off the glass. The children next door […]
Already there are drivers who forget safety – they stop still in their lanes and crane their necks at the beautiful views in every direction. Squirrels and turtles cross the road at different paces, and last year’s dead leaves whirl through the warming air. Even now the gangly heron turns his head away from everyone […]
Nothing is as slippery as a rock covered in algae. Good soles don’t matter. I rely on steady balance, the minute adjustment of micro-muscles, and a forced labor of patience. It’s a slow walk on the former ocean floor. I am a snail in my movements and decisions. The incoming tide nudges me back to drier […]