Sweet hyssop and the sweltering hives
from which sail bees, their resolute flight
into July, into my garden.
In spite of your aching body
Get up from your bed
And come to watch the river
At night, the trees bend hard. The crows are awake, chattering their secret language in the darkness.
When he called for help,
they put him on hold
longer than he could stand
and he broke
the phone in half.
So beneficial is exposure to the natural world that a new global movement has arisen to declare access to nature a human right.
Feckless democrats or reckless authoritarians: Lifeboat Earth doesn’t stand much of a chance with such options.
how ridiculously grateful I am now
for whatever divine forces brought me here,
to this very porch, this very summertime