Abandoned Work

half way through
and then a change
of heart or plans

The Council

at the birdbath
migration is debated

What’s In A Name?

call me
by my real name
groused the pheasant

Field Colleague

we share a moment
then take off
to our work

Hummingbird’s Hallelujah

for the nectar
sweet people make

Two Birds

the expanse of the sky
was unfathomable
so they flew together

Fall Preparations

room in the cheeks
room in the stash house
work to be done


our misty world was soft
and we were free

House Wren On The Garden Rail

where to stay?
when all the world
is home

The Thrum Of Thirst

sipping sweetness
from the false foxglove
mocktails in the afternoon


motionless he remained
his soul already
flown to heaven



every year they meet
at the base of the tree
their love renewed each spring


the sentry
guarding the feeder
as dawn wakes the day