Susan Hankla

A child asks me a question:
"Can I walk anywhere
in the woods?"

I don't know.

When I try to see out
there is always
a limit.
I see through my need
Sometimes I can't see anything
for the need.

So I don't know

Yes. Go ahead!

Say I love you--
Go ahead

But can we love anywhere
without possessions
without shelter?

Can we always be
who we need to be
anywhere in these woods?

Or is there a hurtful limit?

a bear.


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