Watching each moment,
as high as bone and flesh weight allow,
in my low-limbed high-rise chestnut tree,
immersed in meadow sea of bird-flight creation,
I hope to hear our past
folding back to inform empathic feeling.
a smile with bemusing frown.
I become benign prey
of watcher’s warm, yet sometimes too distant stale, intent.
through warm skin sky
up and out into warmer guts of flying synergy.
These are my claim on graced Elders
watching in my direction
only when I remember to notice them
waving, oscillating, spinning in and through and by me.
Informing my inner space and flow,
settling my Earthly tenacious rooted infrastructure.
Elixir of warm August humid breezes
breathing watchers in;
breathing echo watched insides reversed out
to feed these weaving sultry leaves.
If I notice empathic trust
then I am gratefully watched.
When I am grateful for in-between prehension
then I am gracefully watching ecotherapeutic us,
tree and me,
riding just-us under tallest canopy of waving leafy branches,
floating Elder trees,
We are weaving won
surfing slowly back toward wind-stormed sun.