Friday, September 25, 2015

Nothing can stand still

Nothing can stand still. If it were to do so
absolutely, I could not see it; if I 
were to cease scanning, I could not then see;

therefore change is all. These were my thoughts
as I walked our dog, watching a year run down.
Apples were falling; I chose one to eat.

Hips blushed fiercely; I stuffed my pockets full.
Ash and maple and willow turned and turned.
Restless mice and voles risked their all

for seeds. We reached the river; a trout rose, an
osprey plunged; they met and rose as one.
An osprey will turn a trout head first in flight, 

you know -- for improved aerodynamics. I 
disbelieve it; surely the bird is kind. 
It turns the trout to show it what's to come.




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