Ann Arbor Review

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Geoffrey Philip
Joseph McNair
Chris Lord
Coleman Barks
Dave Etter
Elisavietta Ritchie
Sam Cornish
Duane Locke
Karyn Wolven
Marisella Veiga
Michael D. Long
Running Cub
Joanie Freeman
Alan Britt
Shutta Crum
Steve Beaulieu
Gerald Clark
Mary E. Finlan
Fred Wolven

WORKING THE TRAIL THROUGH

Working the trail through
scrub pines, oaks & cedar,
moving close to the pond,
avoiding active ant hills,
noticing sparrows perched
atop cattails,
a squirrel jumping from
branch to branch,
until,
near the water's edge,
I see a small pointed turtle's
head pop up, disappear
& pop up again
only lightly
breaking the surface tension.
Silence out here
is what I know,
silence is what I have.
Pausing a moment -
I do not linger -
then, I continue
working the trail eastward.


Running Cub, Everglades

 


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