Photo by Alma Ortman

Looking up, hearing wind strong through trees
I’m tenderized, feeling myself falling in love, love, love,
Love!

Watching that love come off this page that was
also once a tree,
Feeling my ordinary self getting unpaged too,
hinges low and steady
horizon bright and sovereign,
Whole plant sky and soil wrapped in pleasure,
desire studied, redefined —
holding this moment inside my fingers and feet
like clay, knowing moss and creek,
leaf and elbow, spore and song,
knowing this new simple,
knowing this:

This was a good day.
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Alma Ortman

Alma Ortman

Mindful poet & lifelong learner. Musings on belonging, authentic connection, joy, spirit, body, nature, inner work, vulnerability, self-love, fierce compassion