The ancient salmon forests of the Pacific Coast were felled long ago. Well, most of them.
Some of the lost ones went to houses in Vancouver and Seattle. People still live in their bones. Others, though, still stand.
Others, with long grains of clear cedar, which might have been used for fine cabinets and ceremonial screens, were turned into fenceposts, to herd humans and cattle and to hold grapes up to the sun to create jug wines, but that’s all in the past now. Now, the quail come.
Hooo- HooOOOOoooo! Don’t our forests have new life now!