Tagged: morning

the fig tree is ripe

the fig tree is ripe
with robins this morning, knocking
off heavy fruit to

pick at across the lawn as
we wait for the main event
.
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in the backyard this

in the backyard this
morning, four bucks, two does, one
fawn, finding home with

us, if only for a little
while, an unlikely family
.
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at the water’s edge,

at four fifty-six

at four fifty-six
a.m., the sparrow starts its
daily chirps, calling

us away from sleep, we are all
the planet’s uninvited guests
.
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the cat makes its round

the cat makes its round
every morning, under the
watchful eye of half

a dozen squirrels, two local
chipmunks, and this spring’s wren brood
.
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six-forty-five and

between the old man

between the old man
snoring and the younger man
pacing the wooden

floorboards from above, we learn to
coexist, one night at a time
.
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our neighbor who gets

our neighbor who gets
up at four a.m. to take
calls with a global

workforce is most likely a
baritone, reaching for our sleep
.
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tucked into this

this morning’s herd of

this morning’s herd of
deer pranced through the backyard a
blur, only the buck

paused, looked back once to check that
no one had been left behind
.
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