“. . . as if there is a path where beings truly meet,
as if I am rounding the human corners.”

     –Linda Hogan, ‘The Turtle Watchers’ (2008)


praise your capacity for birth
      fluid currents and trenchant darkness
                    praise our briny beginning
             source of every breath


praise your capacity for renewal
        ascent into clouds and descent into rain
                    praise your underground aquifers
                            rivers and lakes, ice sheets and glaciers
              praise your watersheds ...


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