|Nature at Nightfall
Young woman...sitting on an old dock
Slight breeze over the large pond
Navajo blanket over her back...she's crying
Cattails glowing in the evening sun
Dragonflies like rainbows hover
Shimmering wings that purr
A bull frog croaks out in song
"Good cheer...Good cheer"
She still cries...red eyes
Crickets harmonize in tune
Tiny eyes peer through the grass
Hop hop hopping for hope
A spotted fawn creeps up to drink
Gracefully her head rises...ears perk
Whimpers create cautious attention
Small fish jump for twilight's bugs
Splash and ring upon rings appear
She must have a heartache
Ducks shimmy and preen "Wack wack"
A lonely Loon calls out...
"Full of the Mooon...Full of the Mooon"
A tree frog, bright green, yellow striped
Leaps onto her blanket..."ribbit"
She says "hello froggy"
He smiles at her and climbs
Now perched upon her hand..."ribbit"
She smiles and wipes her tears.
She rises...her blanket falls
"Thank you tiny friend...I feel better"
Kerplop, kersplash... he swims away
"Good cheer... Good cheer"
She finally sees the beauty
Now healed by nature at nightfall