does the eagle consider the egret
a delicate creature perching
in high branches?
does the egret see more than a threat
in the soaring of same? or all being beyond comprehension
are they indifferent:
one not fat mammal
the other not crunchy frog?

july 28, 2019
Gays Mills

Today

a walk in the woods
too hazardous with ticks
and a perfect politics
in this hard modern world

then a dream of meeting
his family of so many
and a room for us in the back
so civilized and welcome

then a walk around the grounds
to familiarize myself
not a thought of dangers
no tracing wind.

Befits

It seemed a pretentious journal
Long in the tooth, satisfied
But poems were there
That drew me

My email was curt
Your pages don’t work,
The online subscription
Broken

Their reply, equally forced
Noting a homepage link
Press a button,
Clearly there

And my reply, their direction
Sends me in circles
And never
An ever-loving form to fill

Now, with usual frustrations
My temperament is cool
But this exchange befits
How lost poetry has become.