Wild Flowers

I saw my body anew, bursting in flame. I smoldered becoming a meadow, Reborn as wildflowers. The lupine is blooming; please stop your war. Zach Pike-Urlacher currently splits his time between Mount Shasta, California, and Shaw Island, Washington. He does stream and river restoration work in California but is currently living on Shaw, building a…

Freeway Fractal

Traffic got nowhere. I got coffee. The barista put vanilla in my drink, so it could be sweeter, and she means well, but this all feels like a heart attack, outside every city— myocardial infarction: death of the heart tissue. I broke down before Seattle. Restarted my alternator, and put a solvent in the engine…