Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? — excerpt from “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver

I don't know, Mary, and isn't that the raw truth of these lives lived, each foot plodding forward along beaten bends already trampled by others before us, those whose minds and hearts went wild with untraveled terrain, while here I am, Mary, toying with words barely visible to myself, never mind the rest of the world

for the #NWP #writeacrossamerica project (Wisconsin)

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