DEEP FOREST CAMP
Studies in accompaniment and snow.
A zendo for the boy.
Fall lines on the edge of consciousness.
“We have to live in a way that liberates the ancestors
and future generations who are inside of us.”
Winter camped, Thich Nhat Hanh says
for this day’s Mothership read,
“If we do not liberate our ancestors,
we will be in bondage all our life
and we will transmit that to our children and grandchildren.”
The boy wraps himself in a mummy bag
in the sleeping compartment over the truck.
Grandpa picks up the book the boy brought
from the library. The girl says to the boy,
You can see through the mist, you know what’s real.
6 February 2017