As if my life were only planting zucchini seeds and rainbow
chard, bathing in a tub scented with eucalyptus, reading
my friend’s new story on nymphs and loss.
I don’t always eat slices of ripe banana in whole milk yogurt,
or wonder about the personhood of gorillas.
But today it is so. Today, I wear lapis lazuli in my ears
and await a signal from my love that it’s time to walk in the woods.