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There was an eclipse a week and a half or so ago–the whole blood moon thing, the skies raining something other than water or frogs The moon is so quiet. The moon kept me awake through one night…the hooting duet of two great horned owls woke me the next. the impossibility of sleeping the cause the consequence I panicked, feeling as though there was something I needed to do, feeling as though I’d been planning … Continue reading
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
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