Washoe Taught Us

Washoe Taught Us

              the language of grief           is not exclusively human.           A wolf carries off our...
Stripping

Stripping

    Like a benediction, we grow into a smaller language. So many words given up, disremembered, abandoned from tents & saw packs. What use here in the Middle Santiam Wilderness do we have for the word sink? When would we ever utter closet or phone or...
Necessity

Necessity

              When I worked in an orphanage a boy           came to harvest sugar cane in what...
Not Huron or Michigan

Not Huron or Michigan

              If your wife hates you           don’t go out and get another one,           it’s probably not...
This Morning in Nebraska

This Morning in Nebraska

          The corn has stopped whispering, “Rise,”           and waits in silence for high clouds to bend in rain.  ...
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