I’m too beat even to write about it

leaves fall onto the road in front of me 

squirrels prepare and gather

high in the trees, I’ve heard they forget 

74% of the nuts they bury

and this is important to new growth

a writerly thing here 

would be to note things I forget 

that make things better


image: a thesaurus that I've left suspended from a tree for several months. the book fell and began to grow mold, beautifully.