Smaller than the entry -
The bull elk collapses, slamming
The world with his weight,
Noble firs around him scream.
I turn and leave him
There on the mountain
And follow the river quietly
From one eddy to the next.
Rick began life some 30-odd years ago in the Blue Ridge mountains of SW
Virginia, moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2000 by way of a 12-year
stint in Athens, GA. In a former life, he was a social psychologist, and
now works as a computer systems engineer in Seattle. He shares a home
with a flatcoat retriever named Lily, who, on a daily basis, helps him
to remember what is truly important.