Tail like a wagging semaphore
upon a rock, high-pitched chirps
penetrate my idle thoughts beyond

the flea-bitten ground squirrel
eyes trying to focus, mesmerized
by the slightest movement

of the approaching snake.
Not too old to remember,
I do not have to watch to know

what goes on in the world. We
either escape or make peace
with the snake over breakfast.


2 responses to “CHARMED

  1. I have two (now) large covey’s her on my place. Early morning wake-ups for me. Thanks for your work.


  2. Lenore Brashear

    Love Quail, my favorites.
    There are snakes in the grass everywhere!!!


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