THIS TINY CROSS
hanging from a spider web
on an old growth tree
while hiking Box Canyon
with your dad, my brother,
on Mt. Rainier,
years ago, surfaces this morning.
This cross is for Sunny crossing.
Sunny, who could bite, and did,
is with St. Francis. Your companion,
Sunny, this cross, and the 10,000 ways
animals live among us
showing us how to love.
5 August 2022