Lots of writers write about nature.
Me, I prefer verse inspired
by the landscape of books.
Like how the Secret Life of Plants
made me start to sing to my beans
Or how for a whole week after The Handmaid's Tale
I gave my husband side-eyes.
But then there are ones like Clan of the Cave Bear,
how it brought to life
prehistoric love and herbs and magic,
the likes of which surround us still if only we (me)
would turn down the pages
and finally walk outside.