The Disobedience of Feral Things

At breakfast she is eager to release her damp dream into the dry air.


“We were traveling to see the ospreys, mama. They were on the cell phone towers making their gigantic nests.” 


That is all it takes to release...

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earth medicine mothering May 15, 2019

A symbol of pastoral freedom,

their shape shows up on nursery wall decals

and whimsical business cards.

We hold some fascination for these sky sailors

the way they drift and coast,

suspended by their milky parachute ships,

entrusting fragrant...

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earth medicine mothering May 01, 2019

I tell my son he has dinosaurs in his backyard.

Sparks burst within his eyes, momentarily,


Until I reveal that these dinosaurs are the

trio of redwoods

that greet us with rusty lustre.

That these gorgeous woody elephants are


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