• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 05

Raw Songs From Red Throats

See how quickly you can surrender. Back to the earth.

Close your eyes. Open your lips. Let the air in.

Can you feel the edges of the earth under your feet?

Can you feel yourself standing?

The pull of the ground beneath your soles, beneath our souls.

Listen closely. Closer still.

Can you hear the birdsong?

Really hear it?

An hour is an hour, wherever you are.

An hour isn’t the same for everyone.

What if you gave just one minute?

Took just one minute?

Can you smell the greenness of the new shoots? The tang of mud?

The beat of birds wings. The ruffle of feathers. The raw songs from red throats.


Raw Songs From Red Throats

Did you know hummingbirds are the only birds who can fly backwards?

We can’t go back.

I have forgotten how to hope. I’m trying to to surrender. To remember.