We long for chilly days, and forget those who need the sunny warmth; the cold will chase our scaled friends into hibernation– at least until the next heat wave. Frogs and lizards will be sparse; and snakes are more than welcome to stay hidden of course. Look down, watch your step, there might be a little guy who’s too slow to escape your shoe!
today was rough, not even worth capitalization or grammar-tization. relaxation came but it’s almost over. i want to sit in my chair thoughtless stressless without indigestion over a missing document, where i can look over and see my rabbit’s eyes watching me sweetly, hoping for a nibble of fruit as my next distraction. not sure if freeform poetry is your thing, but i’m not well-versed in poetry– pun magnificently intended. probably need sleep, eyes closed for 7 hours straight steady breathing no stiff neck in the morning. maybe i’ll have time for a coffee before work. (we’ll see how it goes)
The sun is setting on visiting hummingbirds’ vacation here. They hum, buzz, chirp, and fence with each other beginning in August, but the fall weather– less humidity, acorns falling, cool breezes, clear skies– seems to hurry them on their way, much sooner than we hope. It is always an honor to be nearly skewered each time we walk out onto the porch. See y’all in the spring– bring me back a tan from Mexico.
In the warm autumn breeze that tickled the trees’ leaves, I filled my watering can full and watched as it pooled in the overflow pan under my rose. Would you happen to know what jumped up as I tipped the plate dry? A sweet little toad, with water dripping from his toes!