The birds sleep later now,
new guests in boughs without nests,
overwintering—coyotes and bobcats

hunt late in the morning chill
as we wait for sun
to break the ridge line,

eager and easy into the day
now that it’s rained
enough to start the grass,

settle four years’ dust—
cotyledons claim puddle mud,
arms open to new light.


2 responses to “AFTER THE STORM

  1. Yessssssssssssssssssssssss!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Peter Notehelfer

    Autumnally refreshing . . .


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