And so I drop
in deepest winter dreaming.
Descending into earth,
to drink its damp offering.
along threads of mycelium and memory.
I clothe myself in remembrance
of green and growing Spring
wild leeks, wood nettle,
linden and service berries.
I revel in joys of blue and brilliant Summer
raspberries, rose hips,
mugwort and milkweed.
I savour gifts of gilded golden Fall:
choke cherries and amaranth seeds,
burdock root, sumac, black walnuts
and Rowen berries picked after the first frost.
I carry these with me,
as I drift in an infinite eddy of
And in one exquisite instant
of spirals, cycles, and swirls,
their story is revealed to me.
how perfectly simple it all is.
And that my role
in that gentle whorl of love and death
and dark and light,
is both deeply valued
and completely insignificant.
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