They say that rabbits are fast,
but the owl took it from behind
at a full run. A flutter of wings
in the shadows of the pines.
One day a young man told me
that he sought only the truth.
Then you’ve already found it, I told him.
That was a lovely day. So is today.
The real work of planet-saving will be small, humble, and humbling, and (insofar as it involves love) pleasing and rewarding.