She whispers my name... Only I can hear

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Earth Day has past
But we should, by now, understand
That it is not just about the Earth anymore
It is about us
Who we are
What we are
What we will become

For humanity has become inextricably entwined
With the Earth and all her habitats
With the very environment that sustains us
Who we are
And what we do
Are now more important to our survival than ever before

We are one
It is time to take measure
Of what that means
And of what responsibility comes with it

It is no longer a matter
Of "Us and Them"
We are they
They are us

Half of Us are trying to survive
On less than $2 U.S. per day
Less than 1% of Us
Own more than half of the wealth
Of the entire population of the planet
Combined We spend each year
Three Trillion U.S. Dollars
To defend ourselves
From one another

Inextricably entwined with the Earth
Just as we are inextricably entwined with technology
We consume our very selves
Because we cannot get enough...

from the Hopi
A way of life that must consume the life force of others in order to survive

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Though seemingly reluctant
Spring continues to slowly unveil her magic secrets
As every day new birds appear
Northern Flickers join the insect safari
Deftly hopping and hunting
Between patches of melting snow
Slowly the white banks retreat
Revealing bright green blades
Worshiping the Sunlight
Lifting their faith skyward

In blatant disregard to the weather
The Goldfinch changes into his attractive summer jacket
A few feathers at a time...
Meanwhile in the chilly water
Eastern Painted Turtles made an appearance today
Skirting the edges of fragile transparent sheets
Frozen remains of last nights freeze

Peep frogs debate the right to sing
Their chorus rises and falls
From crescendo to crescendo
While the trees hold their softly swelling buds
With silent anticipation