so much for eden – April 28


flat calm pond, mated

swans and canadian geese

paddling near one



bufflehead ducks dabbling

around the edges

and new muskrat

buildings rise


calm, calming, serene.


two new geese

soar in beautifully o’er

the tree surround

honking their inflow


and the scene explodes,

pair number one

bursting across,

flailing at the water

to scream the territorial



OURS. you be gone.

you leave.


so much for eden.

we should have known

from the coyote scat

along the path.


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