The plane of existence is not
an unbroken plain–rather, a complex
geography with ever-changing views:
now an expansive vista & joy
now a slot canyon under shard
of sky & pain or wonder. We wander
& shift perspectives. Pain is a reminder
calling us to make peace with the past,
to tend to ourselves & mind the present.
Here it is time for the lawn service,
& earnest young people work mowers
& leaf blowers toward me. Time, too,
is a minder–fall is approaching.
Andrew Shattuck McBride
“Plane of Existence” is my August 21st poem for the postcard poetry project. I used an antique card view of three perspectives of “Mount St. Helens, Washington.” I mailed it to Suanna of Abilene, Texas.
Blessings to Suanna and all, Andy