I stand upon a beaver dam
A mountain top upon the sky
Overlooking a landscape of paint.
I balance myself on a sturdy log
An ark upon a diluvian lake
Drinking heaven from a chalice.
I crouch within a grasp of green
Genomes held within a treasury
Living emeralds feeding life.
I walk upon a sphagnum watershed
An archipelago stretching into gold
Entering a world built upon a home.”
Postscript: Yes, that is a turtle upon a stump in the background.
All text and photography © Dale Schierbeck