Guests and Interlopers


wooded drive
fox and kit
greet and discourage

Discernment

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sunlight and shadows
the only guests received
preservation of retreat

Unexpected Company

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uninvited
the sparrow arrives
at the wood duck’s door

Pod Gall

The gall of the flying guest
who leaves behind his bulbous nest
but goldenrod the gracious host
welcomes insects more than most.