O Coyote

 

Once in the dead of night                          

Quick Coyote caught my sight 

Weaving through the hills up in the sky.

Once far away from here

Lone coyote caught my ear.

Go and find a place to run and hide.

 

Trickster turned upside down

O Coyote O Coyote

Over on the edge of town

O Coyote O

Trickster turned upside down

O Coyote O Coyote

Casting shadows on the ground

O Coyote O

 

Living in the wide open

Trickster stole into my den 

Climbing up a ladder to the sky.

Way out on the edge of space

Look creation in the face:

Thorns and scorpions, rivers dry.

 

Way out on horizon’s line

Look Creator in the eye:

Cedar, Juniper & Pinion Pine.

Meadowlark on river’s wind,

Ladder up and back again,

Weaving through the hills up in the sky.

 

100 Starling Sky
 

Early Morning

Pretty as a poem

100 starling sky

Our house surrounded 

In trees, on the ground
Won't you take me with you somehow?
And they flew above, walked below
Flew above, walked below
Ocean Washed-Up Souvenirs

photo by Julian Charles