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Between Times

an island rhapsody

Dusk-gloved promontories
finger the shifting seas—
their sandstone cliffs
cleaving eddied tides.
A blue heron stalks
the shore, an auditor
of pebbled shadows
beneath the ocean’s
surface tension sheath.
Off-shore breezes mingle
the fragrance of Nootka roses
and the cooling forest with the tang
of seaweed and beach grass. An otter
family swims by in a line, sleek heads
and inquisitive eyes turned my way,
connecting with my eyes across the
communication barrier between
species. The deepening night,
wild with a welter of stars,
makes the callused heart
succumb to the moment
with tender consent.

© 2022 by Skye Burn



The Story We Are Living is a literary artwork consisting of thirteen bi-monthly folios published over twenty-six months.

More than a story it’s non-fiction with a twist.

Paddy Bruce
Art Therapist, retired

Cover Artist

Douglas Banner—Under the tutelage of my grandfather, I learned the names of every tree, bird, and animal in the forested hills behind our farm in Eastern Tennessee. My New England fisherman uncles gave me an entirely new understanding of the natural world on the vast North Atlantic. Moving into the magnificence of the Pacific Northwest impacted the influence nature has on every fiber of my creative spirit. I spend as many hours as I can, observing all elements in the wild. I try to capture the spirit of nature in my art. The natural world possesses some illusive knowledge that, if I look long enough, if I am still long enough, it will share with me how to enter the flow state as one.