Over Head

Over Head

Lying in the hammock, searching for my words,
I come up with nothing, so I consult the birds.
They lift up off my trees to circle in a ring
as though they’re reconnoitering every single thing.

Swooping to partake of swirling clouds of  gnats,
eying all my fruit trees, teasing both the cats,
who, crouched up on the roof, dream culinary wishes—
far above their heads, those tiny feathered fishes

far out of their reach, but so mesmerizing that 
they far exceed temptation of squirrel or of rat.
Cats find bird movements insolent, drifting high up there.
Such an outrê thing to do, floating in the air!

Prompt words today are consult, insolent, outré and reconnoiter.

10 thoughts on “Over Head

      1. Mason Bushell

        It sure does. people never realise when they hunt animals to extinction the knock on effect is more animals becoming extinct when their food source is gone or the missing creatures effect on the habitat is gone allowing something else to come in and annihilate in place. Its a bad circle.

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