Duty

the sentry
guarding the feeder
as dawn wakes the day

The Queen’s Scepter


knighthood
is bestowed upon
all the glories and duties of snow

Like A Tattered Flag


the barn endured
dutifully
despite the wear

Beauty’s Second Duty


perfectly pretty
the petaled
mulch

Bee At Work


in the duty
of labor lies
the virtue of purpose

Service


home sweet home
the many duties
of the maple tree

Duty

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in service
to the season
cliffside color clings

The Gardener

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his work
is his vocation
the duty of pollination

Cardinal

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fulfilling ecclesiastical duties
of bearing beauty and witness
carrying divinity’s spirit