owlsong

                                       — for J. Walkes

That hooded owl is not
hunting today. It is well fed.

Field mice issue
from a fortress of logs,

take leave to ravage
grain & a fallen pear.

So too, voles
and other precious vermin,

certain in the death of things,
rattle — set the moon unwary.

Image: Brennan Burling on Unsplash

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