The Hollow (14)

off-trail in the woods
in spiderweb season
walking mindfully


a loop of grapevine
rising from the horsebalm patch
the scent of lemons


fall warbler

I pish as if fluent
in bird mysteries


all its offspring
on the other side of the deer fence

the big pine

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Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave’s writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).

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