Poets and the pressure on words
refusing to bear the weight of flesh.
Not in this condition. Uh-uh.
sustaining love in rootedness and leaf-making,
So many beginnings.
COPPER BASIN Weathered logs, snow fields, great water for propagation of mosquitoes, and fog! Still able to this, after hiking through burnt forest, Wolverine Fire, 2015, knowing, too, how fires move fast, uphill, preheating fuel, accelerating. These trees.