Possum climbs,

turkey flies,

mountain lion scales

the world tree.

Let not the abstraction keep you

from seeking roots and canopy

joining here and now

to everything.

Rainbow’s colors extend beyond the range

of simple sight.

Ready your claws, flutter the brush tips of your wings,

and remember dangling from a curled tail

is familiar as waking with morning light.

Bark against fingertips,

each with their tiny circle of identity,

will become a welcomed roughness

softening into skill.

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