I Wish I Lived. . . . .

I wish I lived in the woods

Among tall cedar trees

With a carpet of moss and mushrooms

Red and purple and orange.

An owl high in the branches for a clock

The sun and moon and stars to light the day and night

And far across the lake

A green glacier for a chapel.

Eagle, raven, elk, bear for my family,

Snow in winter for a coverlet.

I wish I lived in the woods.

Miss P. 28.9.2000