Long ago & far away
That exquisite string of life sewed us to the earth.
Clotheslines climbing over backyards,
Wet sheets bleached by sunshine,
Breezes lifting up the drying edges.
Water from a vacation spring,
Iron spigot smelling cold,
Quivering leaf reflections,
Washed in micro-studded sand.
Magic waters alive with sharp spruce,
Blue jays and hummingbirds,
Grey rough pine twigs snapped off for kindling.
Doorway dreams of Grizzly Bears attacking porches
Just in time for morning.