Remembered rain now blankets every leaf
And crowcall crowns the sky while dark wings run
As lilies sing their colors to the sun,
And we watch in admiring disbelief
That we can turn clear waters full of light
From diamonds in the sun to murky dark
And still the redtail shrieks, and still the lark
Allows us here to witness her swift flight.
How do we beg forgiveness of them all
While still pretending that we cannot see
Our own hands in the death of field and sea,
The threat that Spring won’t come back after Fall?
To deny All Life is One’s a fool’s pretense;
When air and water’s gone, what’s your defense?