pay attention to what people say they can do
(in terms of boundaries and meeting needs),
and then what they do bruin says
because there can often be discrepancies
he also offers:

when you’re making a quit
or drawing a limit on something
just sit with that
and notice what happens in your body
with this distance,
it all feels like a dream
i say of the 24 hour liancho visit

a good dream he asks
well, good, i say
because a dream is a thing that just starts and ends
and doesn’t bleed over much into waking life
our hands greasy with honey dijon kettle chip residue
we take turns adding items to the enumerated lists
of why we like winter and why
we don’t like winter
as we perch and maybe slightly sway,
thomas, mica and i,
on the common house swing
aurelia and her bright bright blonde/white hair
headbutting me gently at the end of song circle
and when i say what are you, a bull
she says no – i just want to see those lyrics
of the new hope beaver rising song
one by one everyone comes to remember
we’re healing
the world one heart at a tiiiiiime
mica and i singing this song
on repeat
as we roll on the gravel-
my bike tucked in the trunk
the moon in it’s halfishness
lowering itself in the west
first nightswimming this year i say
in the dark of a low half-moon night
while mica introduces me to the fluttering
in the cattails (the hundreds of red winged blackbirds
being disturbed by our wave/splash-makings)
whose sound reminds me of the word murmuration
sound of what sounds like a miniature mini horse
drifting in through yarrow windows
along with the cooling night air
while i am almost slipping/drifiting
but not quite yet
into sleep
(and what i later discover
is most likely an eastern screech owl)


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