the fleetness of actions and thoughts,
and the ascetic approach to everything
are the 12 commandments of Nature,
the rules of the three young moose playing
near the railroad tracks,
the two rabbits and deer at the field,
the old pines and spruces standing at the swamp
and the birches, aspens, and alders by the lakeside.
Why shouldn’t I follow the same commandments too?
Paula Puolakka is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) She has won poetry, short story, and essay contests held in the USA, Israel, and Finland. In early June 2019, she enjoyed her stay in Mikkeli (the beautiful essence of the people, Nature, and the “dinosaurs” too) and also took a railroad trip to the north. Her latest work is available to everyone through Former People who “look upon the past through the glass darkly.”