SENTINEL

 

 

Between rains, he takes the high post
to watch for hawks slicing the low sky

as she inspects the garden below
tittering from the frost-bitten lantana

to the volunteer artichokes exploding
with long green fronds and leafy fruit.

Little cover for a nest, the bare ground
waits for seed. They have paired, it is spring.

 

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