#NaPoWriMo 11

The Turkey Vultures have ceased their claiming of the two dead oaks at the head of the spillway above the bog … it is decisive now that the woodpeckers can have them by day … the vultures will have dark dominion over them … rain from the fields above becomes mouthfuls rushing lust to reach more if it’s self … joining into one as the growing swell and then hover inside ceasing stillness … the heat of Summer’s panting evaporates their clamor clinging to the thickness … sludge dangles in pod lure moss wads … once more to find their origins and revival tent freedoms in the rain … On duty, the two gold sheen hunch back hand maidens, left as guardians … welcomed my sight and occurrence as I rounded the bend to cross over to the far bank … at the least fifty more will join them by night fall … for the nearby barn has become too small to hold their committee and flourish … for the moment, the pair maintains their hold spying me rounding the bend below them … the pearl white of their beaks staunch against how brilliant a rose red  their wrinkled faces are in the falling light … as I thank them for their blessings, their presence being most auspicious, the song of the frogs nearby halts to a sudden silence with my words … It is comforting to know the wood is awakened again … preparing for the revels in a few short nights … Phoebe will soon again be swelling near to full breech of birthing brightness … all will be well … to know in the briefest of days our sweet children in snail and skink will be wrestling in the morning leaves … hunting tender hosta shoots, moss and morsel, blossom and bulb …

 #NaPoWriMo 11

© 2015 Carla Dawn Dunlap All Right Reserved

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