Beyond Words

At the end of a word-filled day,

I find a simple comfort

in watching the wordless creatures

who share this land with me.


Late Afternoon Gathering

Green branches sway

against a cloudless blue sky.

Wild strawberries glisten

in the newly mowed lawn –

a perfect venue for

this interspecies gathering

of birds and butterflies,

rabbits and deer,

and the omnipresent squirrels.