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by Mike Meyer

Walking down a path on a late winter afternoon

The sun drops into gold behind grey and purple clouds

Trade winds are dry and cool making the air suddenly chill

The warmth of the sun fades with the light

Fresh cut grass in the tropical winter

Long sleeves and long pants maybe even shoes

A scattering of egrets, white, statuesque

with pale golden mating feathers gracing their necks

Wondering where the strange cutting machines went

Lawn mowers are fun to follow but weed whackers are best

One yard man with a weed whacker and egrets will begin to arrive

They stand alone each carefully watching the man and machine

Is it food? I don’t know. They watch with a casual intensity

Look at that

Look at that

Why do they do that?

Let me move over here

Just look at that

Tomorrow, somewhere near, we can look at these again

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Educator, CIO, retired entrepreneur, grandfather with occasional fits of humor in the midst of disaster. . .

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