With the high clouds

hugging close to the treetops

 

the pine and spruce

hugging close to the mountain

 

the hawk and osprey

hugging close to upper branches

 

the starling and wren

hugging close to lower branches

 

the red-wing blackbird

hugging tight to the swaying cattail stalk

 

and the deer hugging close

to the mist of the high grass meadow

 

it would seem

we are the only ones

who have forgotten

the way of holy embrace.


(c) 2017 / Frank LaRue Owen / purelandpoetry.com

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