Jacob Salzer, Vancouver, WA USA
Michelle Hyatt, Ontario, Canada

through the branches...
my mother's voice

catkins blowing in the breeze
an orb spider weaves her web

grandma's blanket...
I wrap myself
in silence 

in the ancient ways
you teach me to walk

stairs spiraling into darkness…
the roots of my family tree

buried bones
deep inside the earth
a faint vibration