April 19, 2007

One Deep Breath - Energy

evening stillness—
the waning light held captive
high in warden trees

a leaf-rimed pool
reflects my weathered face as
I splash booted through

above my head—
robins in the smoky dusk
are trilling for rain

watchful below,
a cottontail comes out to feed
from the inky shadows

spirited these feet
moving quietly through the park
homeward at nightfall

Written with thanks for the blithe spirits at One Deep Breath