Red Canoes Huddle In The Protection Of The Pines


as cold gathers
at the marsh’s edge
and starts to fill the sky

We Catch Eyes


and understand
these woods hold
room enough for both of us

With

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the better shelter
from the storm
is found with others

Outside

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trees tell
tales of freedom
outside the garden fence

Compass of Safety

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the three
in the deer yard
oversee the four cardinal directions

Hive

Tired of the raids by bears and man the bees have moved on.
Now they keep their honey hoard safe in the hollows of old trees.