Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lonely Sand Road

Driving down a sand road, alone as twilight fades.

Cluck-a, cluck-a, cluck-a, cluck-a

Carpenters gather at the local water hole, 
hoping for a one night stand?
Duck silhouettes cross the sky, silent, wings beating.
Turkeys hesitate, then bolt into the woods.

Whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will 

Wonderfully repetitive nightjars, 
searching for spring romance? 
Trees crowd the road, shadows menacing, 
as Luna and Venus glide behind.
Rabbits, startled, dash across the road.

Peep-peer, peep-peer, peep-peer, peep-peer

Howling in the distance, coyotes? 
(Barely audible above the incessant peepers.)
Lion races Bear across the sky, Crab scuttling at its feet,
Dog retiring in the west, Swan rising in the east.
Deer burst across the road.

Honk, honk, honk, honk

Invisible geese pass over, a surprised towhee calls.
Moths mob my headlights.
Eyes flash and vanish into the night. Raccoon? Fox?

Driving down a sand road, 
enjoying the company of the night.


Ron a.k.a. Danudin said...

So you're the guy who has been hanging around in the bush at night. Great shots through the trees too.

Anonymous said...

Steve, this is a lovely post. I really like the prose and how, coupled with the photos, it makes me feel I was there. Well done!


LauraHinNJ said...

Love it!