Leave your white crayon in the box.
Draw a simple forest. Brown strokes go down and up.
Upside down Vs in green make pretty lodge pole pines.
Smudge these with your thumb. This is how trees become
one forest. This is how we blur.
Leave a blank space- a place for her to hide.
For the Absaroka Wilderness, draw tips of broken stars.
Think of using purple – like the mountain song.
Save your blue crayon for when you see her eyes.
Tear the paper from your gray to slash thunder in the sky.
Scatter orange and yellow circles for flowers on the ground.
Let some of them be crushed.
Really pleased to share this poem
here. It was published in a
favorite environmental journal,
Camas, The Nature of the West in their 2010 Diversity Issue. Hope
you will check out what this journal is all about.