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Limpiando

Limpiando

  Just a moment to show you something: A male and a female foraging in some old hay–apparently pair bonded, as were several other birds on my old field site in April. 17 total birds, 11 males and 6 females.  All of the females were accompanied by males although the social bonds seemed stronger in some pairs than others, and certainly one or two  females, depending upon the day or time, had multiple males foraging with … Continue reading

Entre Verano: Fin y Fronteras

Entre Verano: Fin y Fronteras

  La Frontera– a most obvious border. But there are other borders. In the heart’s cellar, sleepless, the east and the west, La Frontera, between the US and Mexico, a no man’s land. I find myself again I hate borders. in every shadow my dress has been torn My skin a border, my eyes and ears, my brain and somatosensory system, my being and umwelt, trapped. I want to be borderless. with nets or sheets, … Continue reading

Entre Verano Cuatro: Tierras Fronterizas

Entre Verano Cuatro: Tierras Fronterizas

  she breaks the tracery of delicate glass threads  I’m seeing patterns in borders, an emergent synchronicity of ideas that is undoubtably a mirage but that feels like an interesting space to inhabit–a strange space of joy. that marks the border Borders between the snake and the lizard, the snake and the quail, between me and the quail, between the human and nonhuman animal, between the natural and the anthropically created world, the snake, the … Continue reading