Talking stick, she stands in front of each reader,
Her warm wall of safety--my kind of barricade--
Earthen, furry, and long-eared.
Rearranging things--a purse, a rattle--
Untying a steel-toed boot. She’d
Like her own drum, a little bell to ring;
Enchanting us. Appreciated, admired,
Beautiful black burro. No dissembling. Wild
Rose, centipede, ashe juniper,
Carolina chickadee. Stand in
A sunset for at least ten minutes per day--moon into marrow--
Kitchen window donkey. Sync your cells with acorn,
Elevate Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay and wheels of pollen--
Remember winter tadpoles and THE RULEBREAKER.
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