Let … teach you …

Let these woods have theirslow way with you. Patient

pines that hold their green 

through all the frozen seasons,

lichen-covered rocks that live

indifferent to time’s passage—

these will teach you how

to bring your life to ground.
The fractal chaos of the forest

floor, its white anemones,

spiked grasses and dead leaves,

the fallen trunks and branches

splayed out like pick-up sticks—

these will teach you how

to live freely, with abandon,

and feed the roots of new growth

when your time has come.

  

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