Forest Therapy

brain needs forest but gets schematic
tapestry of woodlot and dammed-up river run
an under-spiced taste of semi-wild

something they plan in the ministry
a couple of rumpled suits and a murder
of maps; you have the brochure,
its sensitive typesetting …

curious tissues seek a wrong turn:
to breath purple flower, think sumac
audit a nurse log’s green-shoot seminar
document thumbnail empires rising …

freeway thrum, arterial murmur
a mind in want of lost leaf roar,
crafian cedar tang in the throat.

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Published in A complete handbok for survival in the urban wilds Cactus Press 2009