In Your Dreams, Quietly

For one who wanted to travel,
but could never find a way
we are doing it for you

Seeing for you, experiencing for
you, your memory holds us strong,
binds us together as we go

Giving ourselves to these places,
leaving our hearts behind and leaving
you as a token of our lost love

Your ashes now reside close
to home and in faraway countries

Across the sea and across
the mountains, places you loved
in your dreams, quietly
cherishing all you had never seen

We embrace the world for you
and give you to the nature
you loved so dearly


The Sounds That Owls Make

owls at night
an alliance, once existed here.
a mutual understanding, a
binding force, a balance.
plants, animals and humans.
an alliance of all things.
life and death were natural
and understood. then
the worship of Gods came
for humans. and Humans
became self important.
rising above nature, Humans
wanted more. afraid of death
they poured their energy
into living longer.
afraid of death, they took
more than their share.
leaving the alliance of nature
behind, they conquered.
Taking, Destroying, Using
and Throwing Away.
unbeknownst to humans,
Nature will now leave
them behind.
it is evident in weather,
in natural forces.
it is evident in the cry of
a coyote, in the earthquake,
and in the sounds owls make.
humans have conquered themselves.