The Sow Looks Through Her Fence

The Sow Looks Through Her Fence Watercolor Painting

Listen to the poem

The sow looks through her fence made of living posts
at the couple strolling under the arbor beside the tree goddess,
where long ago a big-headed devil of a dinosaur roamed a land
later inhabited by bears and ground squirrels.

Light streams through branches
next to shadowy faces and shimmering leaves
surrounding Gaia’s robust body.

The heart’s peace settles in alongside a silence
punctuated by sighs and gasps and whispers
and the minute murmurings and bubblings
of cells growing and dividing ad infinitum.


Image size: 22″ x 30″