29 | Day’s Reflections

Tomatoes sit on the sill,

waiting to ripen.

Woven linen fabric-folds

reflect red on red.

The inner curtain’s top line

underscores grass.

Four evergreens stand full,

as hardwoods leaf.

Cardinals and chickadees

flit from tree to tree.

Ten wild turkeys roosted

in topmost branches.

Two pileated woodpeckers

tapped rectangles.

As usual, crows carry on

in loud conversation.

Mister and missus mallard

arrived on time.

Soon, dabbling ducklings

will dot the pond.

Last year’s great blue heron

has yet to appear.

We hope the bald eagles

have made a nest.

Another elder woman walks

around the circle.

Quietly, we watch seasons

turn — and return.

. . . . .

Susan Powers Bourne

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