• Sam Baker

Day 347

mesquite limbs are loaded with cardinals today

females and males

perched against a deep blue sky

males a bright cad red

females a more complex coloration

reds grays blended

all quick

all watchful

all sentinels on these

last days of winter

with its last days of winter kind of sky

blue layering blue layering blue edging gray

above new rye grass green as Scottish meadow

above river silver topling silver

yellow sun low in the west drenching

all creation like fine Mennonite butter melted


wild turkeys traveling east