Something burns somewhere: faint
hickory smudge carried on the air,
woodsmoke and leaf crackle. Against
the sky’s blue scroll, sleeves of green
donned a few more times before winter’s
coming. Half-covered in leaves,
one deer snorts to another. They
turn; one white-tufted beacon, then
the other— relays raised aloft
at the edge of the field.
In response to an entry from the Morning Porch.