Birth-day 27

July 24th, 2017

In mountain meadow men made summer camp;
there basking in the late-day sun after running unwritten trails,
reclined & laid & danced & prayed,
offering thanks for what they had been given.
For the gifts of fruits and flesh found in the shade of pine
and in the ground where snow-melt slowly seeped from sun-soaked slopes
For roots and plants unnamed, for hoofed animals grazing on the grass
For spiders spinning webs to catch the biting bugs
for the accumulating clay baked for days to bowls and plates
For sun and mountain, for tree and wolf
For each in its right place