It’s All Happening

by Sidney Bending, Margaret Rutley, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Presence #61, July 2018. First written by email in July of 2017.

snowy moon . . .

a puma mother paces

with my mother Sidney

grade one field trip

a white owl rubbernecking Margaret

winter drizzle—

at first we don’t see

the pudu by the fence Michael

icicle drips

on a giraffe’s long tongue Sidney


the pachyderms

pack the barn Margaret

snow leopard tracks

in fresh snow Michael