fey
9:05 PM
bird bearer

man exists to give life
to the raven to the crow
and to the starling swarming
to and fro

7:25 PM
artemisia

the river is a tide
ever receding

the ocean is a body
ever feeding

walk with me
and watch
as the whitetail
ponders our living
breath

sit with me
be still
and
be warm
until the night
takes us
to bewildering
dream

part of Glacier Lake, Mission Wilderness, Montana
Greenough Park, Missoula, Montana
fishermen on the Clark Fork River
Council Grove State Park, Missoula, Montana
autumn
Council Grove State Park, Missoula, Montana
Council Grove State Park, Missoula, Montana
a snail shell appears amongst the autumnal leaf litter, lending to the randomness of death a mathematics preserved
Council Grove State Park, Missoula, Montana
10:05 PM
night passage

a forest within darkness
festers with whitetail
and passing man

your body will be
mine in time our fingers
entwined will create
pleasures divine

[and who shall
survive this
winter?]

your eyes sing
to me songs
of southern
swamps

your lips parted
dance smoke
into my inner
winter

marshy pond within the Jocko Lake Fire burn area. Here there was a silence so complete that the horse flies buzzing around created an all encompassing noise
Swan Valley, Montana