It’s refreshing to be ignored.
When coupled horseshoe crabs hold fast against waders’ feet.
When Virginia Creeper surges over mowed grass.
When young rabbits stare back without fear.
When cats in heat jailbreak to waiting lovers.
When salmon jump dams to spray their milt.
When I’m irrelevant to the process.
Tell me again how important we are.
Shiny pebbles in the stream,
appealing flickers in the flow.
Never knelt to wet my knees,
and watched them tumble away.
Agate and pyrite, gneiss and amber,
untouched, unknown and memorable
We seldom even spoke.