Sunday, September 24, 2023

The Foundation Revisited


— After a consult with to the Yaak Valley in Kootenai Nationwide Wooded area, Montana, the place the U.S. Wooded area Carrier has introduced a logging mission referred to as Black Ram

What’s there to be executed now, however input
              in opposition to abandonment, turn out to be a hole sound

within the halo of labyrinthine inexperienced, turn out to be a crossed-
             out phrase at the again of any individual’s hand.

As soon as, all of this changed into

             all of this. One not-yet-golden western larch
curves through a white pine, a white pine

             curves through a western hemlock, no person right here
is heroic. To go into here’s to go into

magnitude, to really feel an ecstatic somethingness,
             a nothingness of your individual title.

All phrases turn out to be flawed. A complete global exists
             with out us. However who’s us?

Lichen, moss, grizzly scat, moose hoofprint like two
             exclamation issues through the drying frog pond.

How have you learnt you’re alive? What proof
             will you allow? Such a lot of myths

are unraveling; a yellow swallowtail glides through over
             the sinless creek mattress. A typhoon

wets the surface and we’re shocked we have now
             pores and skin. Woods’ rose, white-flowered rhododendron,

not anything here’s unfinished. What it gave me? I noticed
             a brand new tree emerge out of a floor manufactured from historical timber

on best of extra historical timber, on best of extra historical timber,
             on best of extra historical timber, and understood then

that this was once how the Earth was once made.

This poem seems within the October 2023 print version.


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