Friday, December 11, 2015

Squirrel Thanksgiving

Life continues. Keep looking.

The squirrels mine the pumpkins,
Fill up on seeds
Before the snow
Sure to come.
The metal can with birdseed
In back
Remains impenetrable.
The pumpkins offer
A feast in the front planters,
Thanksgiving left over
From Halloween.
The next raft of cranes
Flies south.
Autumn life
Continues on
Even in December.


  1. Hey sib: not to be pedantic (yeah, ok, being pedantic) but not sure about the term of venery used there - I've seen the boring herd used, but also a "sedge" of cranes, perhaps playing off of "a siege of herons" and "a wedge of geese or swans in flight."