Coiled nests shelter seeds, fruits, nuts, pods -
Containers of life to be shared,
Passed along among family, friends, neighbors.

Stories shape our world.
It is time for some new stories
To help us “stay with the trouble,”*
To nurture future generations.
In what vessels, with what stories
Might we carry all beings
To safety?

*Donna Haraway, Staying With the Trouble.