listen to the trees telling you

the hum of the knobby tires
agianst the cement of the river trail
as i pedal east
towards the snow-speckled range rising
swirls of birds smallish and appearing
black against a cloud-gathering sky
as seen from the red stone slab picnic table
i perch at
listen to the trees
tell you you’re beautiful
 ellena suggests this
as i am park-poised and surrounded
by trunks and limbs and i say something
about how i never thought of it that way
(how i’m always telling them
that they’re beautiful
but i never considered that maybe
they might be saying the same thing)

we operate very differently in the world i laugh with shiz
about me and a certain root vegetable
she’s the town crier she says and you’re… the town’s meditative observer
from the water world:

A devotee blows into a conch shell as he offers prayer by submerging in the Hanumante River during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal. – voice of america, day in photos

A man tries to keep his balance as waves hit the seawall at the beach in Anglet, southwestern France. – voice of america, day in photos

A man paddles a boat on Casa de Campo lake in Madrid, Spain.- voice of america, day in photos


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