thankfulness for water
The blue headed lizard, sunbasker in the shade
this is dinosaur country, they say
with reptilian eyes.
Almost time to shed my skin again
the rocks are comfortable and asking for it.
the gatherers, the ammonites
The tired bones of Apatosaurus are asking for it.
Under green and gingham
the lattice canopy of the local place
I name the fear, I'll tell anyone who listens.
Names are for owning, claiming
talking to and knowing
a primal concern.