Daily Archives: 03/20/2021


Sitting by the fire tonight
I notice the mud at the
bottom of my pant leg
and feel joyful.

I almost turned back on the hike
this morning in the rain
because the hill got steep.
But a little Pacific wren

called triumphantly from the
stump ahead and so I trudged on.
The trail finally dipped
into the gully where wood ducks paddled,

flaunting their colors,
and a raucous squirrel quarreled
with a jay in a cedar tree.
I kept on walking until I was home.