Nature Poems


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.