Ordinary Moments

Again, the hummingbird
is buzzing over the sugar water.
Again, the coyote
is crossing the road.
Again, the deer
are feeding in my yard.

One breath
Then another




Belonging To Sand

Time stops here
Terns perch on my nose
Whales breech on my tongue
Sea grass sprouts between my toes
Salt water swims in my eyes

Like the sand bleached coyote skull,
I, too, can imagine decaying out here
until all that is left are white bones
and the ghost
of a satisfied sigh.



About the Poet:
Wilderness Sarchild is an expressive arts therapist, poet, playwright, and grandmother of five. Her play, “Wrinkles, the Musical,” will be produced at The Cape Cod Theatre Company in 2017. Her poems have been published in several anthologies/journals and she has won awards for her poetry and play writing from Veterans for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Chicago’s Side Project Theatre Company, and in 2015, was the first place regional winner of the Joe Gouveia WOMR National Poetry Competition.





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