September 4, 2009

September 04, 2009 12:14 AM

i’m in a bad mood. i was driving home and as i came round the corner, the headlights of my truck suddenly spotlighted a dead coyote to the side of the road. some driver who was most likely speeding had hit him as he was running across. i’m in my office now listening to all the cicadas which are loud and complex rhythmically and there is an owl hooting outside and a distant train whistle blowing. my heart expands within the sound of that owl. i love this time of year. it is no longer summer but it isn’t quite autumn. in the winter, when i am home and the cicadas aren’t there, i feel so alone. i’d rather hear cicadas and owls than car alarms and sirens and street-sweepers and thumping car speakers and shouting roving groups of drunks. please drive carefully.