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.

2019.