Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A DIALOGUE ON CIRCLES (Conversations with Stick Series #15)

A quid pro quo, if there is one, Stick.
One act of kindness has its other side
on the same coin: that spider would
come down the drain and mangle
some parts, but for this ushering.
Foraging, the woodchuck is startled out
of its thicket and barrels through but
also releases the grass from its burden
of rain and it springs up to sunshine
and softens the craggy valley with
green blades cutting through earth.
Huh? What squid? What pro?
Shut up, Stick. It’s the circle of life.
—Albert B. Casuga

Prompt: Ushering an enormous wolf spider outside, I disturb a baby woodchuck. Grass blades weighed down by rain spring up as it barrels through.---Dave Bonta,  The Morning Porch, 06-1-11

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