On Clearings
On Clearings

On Clearings


In a month this growth will be knee-high, and in two months waist-high, but at the moment it looks like someone brought a mower deep into the woods and made a lawn of new leaves in a clearing.  Coming into the light, the dog and I blink at the sky, feel the air move soundlessly around the trees, and notice the woods: ladder branches, shadows, and old man’s beard.



  1. It’s a little Kodak EasyShare; well-used so I can’t read the numbers… I found it in a snowbank in Toronto three or four years ago. When it wasn’t claimed I stared at it for almost a year before using it, having sworn I wouldn’t go digital. Ha!

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