It’s All Happening

      by Sidney Bending, Margaret Rutley, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Presence #61, July 2018. First written by email in July of 2017.

snowy moon . . .
a puma mother paces
with my mother                                                           Sidney

        grade one field trip
        a white owl rubbernecking                                  Margaret

winter drizzle—
at first we don’t see
the pudu by the fence                                                  Michael

        icicle drips
        on a giraffe’s long tongue                                    Sidney

the pachyderms
pack the barn                                                               Margaret

        snow leopard tracks
        in fresh snow                                                       Michael