Dana Salisbury lives in Easthampton, MA, in Hampshire County. She spent 20 years as a visual artist and became a choreographer for the next 20 years. Now she still dances and often writes.
Random Thoughts While Hiking Mt Tom in the Time of the Virus
Tuft of furry scat on the trail,
I thought skedaddle.
Scat skedaddle, liked the sound of it,
but then I had to ask my phone
how to spell skedaddle.
And On That Downward Slope
And on that downward slope, the slippery part where there’s still snow,
I drop my tail like a bitch; that’s where stability is.
I submit to the force of gravity
but won’t scrape my ass in the dirt.
I don’t plan to slip.
When was the last time this sapling was used
as a handhold?
Was long enough ago?
When I Begin To Worry
I can smell myself and know that there is a human presence here. I am not alone.