Please join us in welcoming west coast-based poet and writer Peter Cashorali with “Waterfall.” Peter takes us on a hike to a hidden waterfall and shares with us the wonder of existence, contemplating a “tall white word of unsurvivable height.” Nature’s time is immense and this word is “still saying itself for the first time.” If you are a Tolkien fan, you might feel yourself in the realm of the Ents, ancient beings who don’t see the point of our human hastiness and business. Wildness goes on with or without our knowledge and awareness, but we have an internal voice that calls us to acknowledge and experience it. Peter has a transcendent sense of metaphor and “Waterfall” feels both magical and real, exploring the wild place where abstract things like words and thoughts connect with physical reality. He activates our senses to inspire curiosity and question our human sense of superiority and mastery over nature.
Order your copy of “Wild” to read Peter’s captivating poem: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/purchase-individual-issues/. The issue is available March 1st.
Peter Cashorali is a queer psychotherapist, previously working in community mental health and HIV/AIDS, now in private practice in Portland and Los Angeles. Books are Gay Fairy Tales (Harper San Francisco, 1995) and Gay Folk and Fairy Tales (Faber and Faber, 1997).