Saturday, February 6, 2016

In the Woods

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

I take long walks in the woods, usually up and down mountain
slopes. Usually, alone. Alone in that I’m not in the company
of another human. I’m never alone, really. I’ve known this since
I was a little girl in braids. The forest is such good company. It 
can hold you in ways that people can’t, even those who would 
want to. You can be invisible there, yes, but you can also be 
seen. I think this is important, this being witnessed. I think we 
have forgotten about it, witnessing. It is a testament and a salve. 
It used to be initiation. All the while the birds are singing, we 
miss it. On the branches of the trees:

“I see you. See me.”


© 2016/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Conversations with Mary"
To be published by Talking Waters Press in 2016

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  1. Hi Jamie---
    I am Maureen Hegarty's sister- Eileen. My neighbor went to your poetry reading last week (Maryanne Brown) and greatly enjoyed it. She brought home one of your books, and I just wanted you to know how much I am enjoying it!
    Have a great day!

    1. Eileen - Wonderful to hear from you...and thank you for the kind words. I've so enjoyed reconnecting with Maureen. I'm grateful to be reconnected with you as well...