Return to Peace

It takes some time

To slow my mind

As I return from away

To life in the wilderness.


The chattering sound

And radiant heat

From the woodstove

Calms my senses

And warms far deeper than

Just to my bones.


I love

To live on the edge

Of tidal sea

Forever reminding me

Mother earth is alive

And breathing



And through us

The beauty of life.                        Feb. 5, 2018