this week our press time
and my words and prints are growing into a
every step to me is magic
and a puzzle
working in fits and starts like
this large neighbor is very furry
and so are the dogs that visit here still wearing
thick thick winter coats.
in my barn a yearling was found
there is no such thing as free lunch.
the second returned from south turkey vulture that i have seen
was on my barn ridgeline,
waiting and watching
for opportune moments to eat
that whitetail good food.
one day this week i had meetings in morristown
on the st lawrence
where this building lives.
and on facebook:
susan j tweit and robin wall kimmerer
both showed this from a conference they attended
on the west coast,
i was motivated to think about hope.
hope is one reason i live and teach here
in the north country.
hope is always necessary.