Smitten with Wind

Green tree leaves

smitten with wind

turn upside down

as if asking their belly to be tickled


Off in the distance

a wood thrush whistles

his song of few notes

a concert to any who will listen

Along a distant ridge


porcupines ponder

their destiny in doubt

shafts of sunlight are swindled against bedrock


Atop the nearby mountain

turkey vultures soar

carrion the prey

perhaps one of nature’s finest moments


Under emerald canopy

a vixen tends the kits

who frolic without care

beneath smitten green leaves above


Written for Wild Ramblings in July of 2015

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