life in the forest


i follow deer trails through the forest

they always find the easiest routes

the ravens in the tall white pines

start their morning jamboree

as i slip easily beneath

the great canopy

of needles


these trees

and birds and deer

and all life in the forest

pulses with that same cell

splitting apparatus that i have

we share the double helix of dna

the forest is very alive and i can feel it

7 thoughts on “life in the forest

  1. Several years ago, we were in Glacier National Park and you had a sense there was much more going on than we could see. Your poem captures the ease with which animals find their way in their world.


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