On my last hike of the summer, I saw a chipmunk
Stand tall, looking out upon her domain
Her solidary strength spoke to me
Especially because I was due, the following day,
for a minor surgery on both of my legs,
I admired her stance, captain of the earthship.
Post surgery, there is a sadness that comes with vulnerability,
A low, my deep feeling can find me, since I’m on the couch.
Reading, I am returned to the spiritual work of everyday,
I am the beloved of God (when I connect in)
and from this stance, I can see beloved you.
But only then.