Silence exists alone
Outside nature crashes
weaves harmony, water and earth.
City raised I am un-
with cycles uncontained.
Voices emerge, a playground recess;
bouncing balls on blacktop, energy
released through compliance
or coiling within
Forcing me towards edges
Authority is watching
Now screaming (pleading) threats
I can’t accept.
Energy grabs my heart, races
up my arm, down my leg, round my gut
faster… faster… how fast can I..
and a towering cedar’s collected rain
March-April 2005 Earth First!