Life on earth

Path in the woods
in a foggy drizzle
dark green and orange brown
purple wild astors
white floating dollar plants

drips snap and crackle
on the fallen leaves
and tumble undergrowth
a light Kagan orchestra

the dog is eager
alive with smells
and the thought that
she might meet friends

what more heaven does one need
than this?

(Sept 29, 2012)

Ann-Patrice Hickey