Saturday, August 17, 2013

One day longer

Another Saturday morning... just me and crab apple and the grapevine.  And life abundant.

Life is robust in the crab apple
This morning.
Squirrels use the remaining grapevine
As climbing rope.
A downy woodpecker,
Unconcerned by the squirrels,
Mines the trunk
For bugs.
The cardinals have claimed
One particular branch,
Away from the grapevine side.
Today was the day
I planned to finish
The removal of the grapevine.
It is three inches thick
At the base.
Life is robust
In the crab apple.
It calls me
In more ways than one.
One day longer
It says
Watch me
One day longer.
One day won*t hurt.

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