in my backyard

sitting in the sunshine
a ladybug lands
upon my shoulder
hello little ladybug
I’m wearing green
Do I look like a tree?
my hair blows
in the cool breeze
mere moments pass
the ladybug flies away
a crow calls
from above the rooftops
doggone dog barks
a squirrel has been spotted
beyond the reach of his leash
time to drag the dog inside
don’t want to be bother
babies are napping
a woman is reading
two actually
myself and another
goodbye sunshine
goodbye ladybug
good riddance crow
hello library book
I’m going to read you
just a little bit longer
in my cozy love seat spot
missing celestial warmth

October 8, 2014

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2 thoughts on “in my backyard

  1. Nice, Janean … sort of e.e.cummings without the pretensions.

    • Thanks, dW. That’s a fine compliment that I read with a quiet smile. It felt good to have these words today. I took a photo of the ladybug on my shoulder only in my mind. Knew if I moved too fast it’d fly away all the sooner. Sitting in the sunshine did feel divine.

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