Thanks for being curious about me.
I live in rural New Mexico, where I daily experience the wonder and vividness of life close-up. Up until moving here in 2012, I had always lived in cities or suburbs, so I have really been learning a lot!
This region is semi-arid. Forested mountains and dormant volcanoes rise from the Earth. The animals and plants who live here are of necessity tough and resilient.The vast sky changes hour to hour—I can see rain fall miles away. Sunsets are dramatic. In spring, the smoke of forest fires sometimes fills the air, in summer, thunderstorms play almost daily. All year round there’s the unfortunate sight, as in most places nowadays, of silvery Xs hanging in the sky, where the pilots who take their orders from the “geoengineers” have been by with their aerosol sprays of nanometals and genetically modified semi-synthetic life forms. Nights are always much colder than the days.
Now that I’ve decided to write a short poem or haiku every day about my experiences in this wild place, I find that my powers of observation have sharpened, my feelings of connection with the life around me have increased, and my days are more pleasurable, because I’m connecting and I’m creating.
I hope that some of my poems bring you pleasure and joy as well!
Thanks for reading.