Thursday, July 31, 2014

Past Due

if you never thank the forest
for the shadows 'neath its boughs,
or apologize for disturbing
those how call them home;
if you never thank nature
when your passage is allowed,
or offer up your blessing
when picking fruits well grown;

why should it bear your presence,
why should it let you pass,
why should they leave you be
when you disturb their fast?

I always thank the forest
during my long night rides home,
for the paths and the passings,
for not getting overgrown;
I always apologize for
my interruption to their blue,
and offer further reparations,
if they deem them due.