Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nature takes its Course

So, as I, a human
On the wing,
As birds remind me,
From hummingbirds’
Tiny busy accelerated life,
To the furry birds just hatched
In the porch ferns...
Only a few clusters of days
And a black snake wraps
Around the porch post,
Slinks across and into the fern
Where the perfectly made
Little nest is nesting,
Makes a meal
And retreats.
I saw the lumps,
Admired the snake,
Then had to chase
And, sadly, kill it.
Nature takes its course.

1 comment:

agriculture world said...

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