Unknown Visitor

A long legged bird

came calling today,

one I’d never seen before.

Was it an emergency landing

or just a brief pit stop?

                                                  JDG

Grandstand

I sit and listen.

My grandkids hold forth

with facts garnered from TikTok.

I experience the simple joy

of connecting without comment.

                                                       JDG

Murphy Reaches Out

Extending her paw,

she gently touches my arm,

clearly wanting to connect.

“You stay too busy,” she purrs,

“Please put me on your agenda.”

                                                         JDG

Thank A Squirrel

Thank a squirrel.

The tree you see

may have come to be

because of a nut it buried

and then forgot.

                                           JDG

 

A Vast Emptiness

Hard as it is

to look at his empty bed,

I can’t put it away – not yet.

I know the time will come,

but not now.

                                         JDG

Stew

To potatoes of thought,

add onions of emotion,

stir in tomatoes of regret

and any leftover beef.

Simmer indefinitely.

                                          JDG

Cardinal Colors

High among the branches

of a distant tree

rests a glowing

patch of red

with shimmering wings.

                                                JDG