Raven 39

The New Discussion Leader. The trees are in charge. Aren't they always in charge? What we forget, they are remembering.

At the end of an evening meeting, Raven announced, "The Assembly Oak will preside tomorrow night."
Woodpecker said, "This I'll have to see."
Next night, Raven appeared at his usual place in the circle. Woodpecker said, "You said the Assembly Oak would preside tonight."
Raven said, "I'm here, but I've forgotten what I was going to say."
Sometimes, before I forget,
I know I'm going to.
I could write myself a note, I suppose.
Let the trees pick up my slack.
Case by Robert Aitken; introduction and verse by Meredith Garmon
Raven 38

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