his way out the window,
the philosopher thought, "Becoming-air...
from leaf to leaf; a bug lands on my arm. I brush it
off; it circles, then lands on the same spot.
slopes down to trail and creek, where water's consciousness
manifestation of the ancient Mistress of the Waters,
ruler of life and regeneration. Her image re-echoes in a snake-haired,
bird-faced goddess from gurgly
don't yet understand.