old growth and salmon's creek
purple crowns, crested larks, and corydalis scouleri, rise above the lace greens
thick needled blanket underfoot
the soundtrack of spring's melt. past, through and over my mind's chatter. now quieted.
layers. of aspens kiss the banks. layers. of dog firs tower above
cool wind on the face
sun soaked resting spot, a river beach
a robin, boulder perched. meditating.