The old man was a retired public defender.
And a bit forgetful and disorganized.
Once Mickey figured out where the kids were,
he had to establish paternity for his daughter.
Somehow he had been left off the birth certificate.
So excited he had just trusted Maria to do the right thing.
One of many mistakes.
Spinning sky, clouds flying, thunder burst elastic evident.
Beaver tail slapping, fox and badger in cahoots.
Wolves visible on the distant ridge.
Calling out the Great Spirit via the mentor,
I Ching change visionary:
“Could I, after all the crazy car rides be…and the answer came, ‘It is favorable to cross the great water.’”