• Jean Linville

bookends


October 18 - October 22 Week 36/72


nearby, early morning duck hunters

shatter the quiet and the confidence

of a string of strutting wood ducks

chickadee chatter abruptly ceases

visiting geese huddle closer in a cove

seizing on this frozen moment in time

a spider deftly drops on an invisible thread

grabbing a grasshopper that has paused

in the aftershock just a bit too long

the warm, orange light of late afternoon

provides companionship and comfort

soft buzzing of the few remaining bees

drifts softly through the air as they

visit clusters of small aster blooms

clouds of golden-yellow linden leaf confetti

spiral to the ground adding splashes of color

to the dark, damp soil as a reflection of the sky

floats in the lake accompanied by the crescent moon



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