A thousand feet of lift: Dirt scree, juniper, steep rock face; Peril of the moon, heat, blazing light: The mesa top shimmers From red dust, But even this height Is too low for the sand hill cranes. During the night two feathers Dropped onto a stone; When he found them he thought I, too, could leave my body-- But it is too early to turn Away from the sun. Benjamin Green Benjamin Green is the author of eleven books including The Sound of Fish Dreaming (Bellowing Ark Press, 1996). At the age of sixty-six, he hopes his new work articulates a mature vision of the world and does so with some integrity. He resides in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.