there is no answer
only trees with spindled branches
that vanish in the beauty of the green
and trails that wander off
behind the distant hillsides, pastoral scenes.
no remedy – with wind between
the spruce’s fingerlings
since moved along to coastal shores and things.
no antiphon in plummeting
in ocean depths – it’s just serene
and emptied of all guff
and echo that there’s ever been.
no pleas as silent offerings proceed
to culminating crests, and heights convened.
and this, the peace of things
that is to be –
the answers all in all, are unforeseen.