You know about the woman
who walked through walls, right?
Her long-eyed gaze.
Her straightening of shoulders.
she’d slide right through.
A sucking sound.
And then a ringing in your ears,
like a chime.
I don’t know if this
is story or poem or dream.
You saw her go,
you knew the distances
she’d traveled to get here.
I will never forget
the color of her eyes.
(That one needs a Dali clock in it somewhere. Not sure exactly where it came from. Sometimes those are the most delicious to write.)
1. Wild weather. Yes, I am anxious, too, about the possibility of flash flood, especially here on the farm. But something King Lear-ish in me wants to go wander the hills in it. It makes me feel so alive.
2. A lovely morning yesterday with my five-year-old. He likes to shop. So we went shopping. Spent a long time at Hinkle’s just looking at all the little Schleich animals. I fell in love with a chimpanzee mother and her baby. He liked the alligator. This is bittersweet. In the fall, he and I will both be in school, and we will both be older and wiser. May he always access his powerful ability to marvel and wonder.
3. Doodling. It releases some sort of blockage in the brain, doesn’t it? Makes you able to walk through walls, perhaps.
4. Bats. They’re back in the hollow or out of hibernation, if that’s the story. May they thrive here.
5. Did I mention the weather? This wild rain. It evokes. Remember the sound of it on a tin roof? Ooooh, wild rain, wild green.
May we walk in Beauty!