shot of the day 11/30/19

finalriver

Like my father always said in the winter, “Keep moving and you won’t freeze!”

 

–photo by me

haiku 75

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a baby squirrel

wakes to find the leafy ground

completely erased

–photo by me

Thankful

finalthanks

At the table

On Thanksgiving,

My mother

Would implore

Every child

To annunciate

Just what they’re

Thankful for.

I’d always say

I’m thankful

For the meal,

If you please,

And now I’d say

I’m thankful

For those

Precious

Memories.

hesitated

finaltrigger

suddenly

my enemy stood before me

face to face

in the afternoon sun

i was close enough

to see the fear

in his almond eyes

i had a gun

he didn’t

 

i hesitated

 

could i really kill him

here in cold blood

they say you should

never hesitate

but i just couldn’t

pull the trigger

he most likely

had a family like me

 

i hesitated

 

he slowly began

to back away from me

i had to let him go

i would never tell

the others

but i was secretly glad

when he bolted

for the woods

antlers held high