The Hollow (9)

den holes

I knock on the tree to see
if a head pokes out


a breeze shakes acorns loose

their muffled thumps into rain-
softened moss


how great it felt
not to be afraid of falling
in last night’s dream


perched aristocratically
among the toadstools

a cranefly

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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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