you really know how to tell a story
you do

to knot and inch and bind
to cast and crochet

to find abalone
under lumber jackets

and crows deep under the weight
of snow

i like watching you doing something
you are naturally good at. it's like
tying a boot

i love watching you weave
the old recipes
slightly shifting the ingredients
each time

but what i love most
is everyone else
bending slightly backward to swallow
your small joys and your
large truths