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today at school

we looked up

way up

on top

of the carved art pole

covered in languages

all saying one thing


   a hopeful sign

 the kinder

could not stop watching

this beautiful bird

as it flew up to the tree

and off into the sky. 

we may be losing the ability

to understand animals who are not pets or horses.

we have less contact with them.

we don’t (most of us) tend to know even cows or pigs,

let alone bears or wolverines or red tailed hawks. 

*-marge piercy

*Marge Piercy (1936) is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. Her work includes Woman on the Edge of Time; He, She and It, which won the 1993 Arthur C. Clarke Award; and Gone to Soldiers, a New York Times Best Seller, a sweeping historical novel set during World War II. Piercy’s work is rooted in her Jewish heritage, social and political activism, and her feminist ideals. She influenced the Women’s Movement through both her writing and her unconventional life.

black hawk down.


if you see mt. fuji, a hawk, and an eggplant on new year’s day,

you will be forever blessed.

-japanese proverb

coyote hills


if you go

to your middle daughter’s house

(one of the infamous h’s)

 for coffee

and see a

beautiful and wounded

black hawk

walking around the back yard

and it turns into


rescue adventure


and the

emergency animal  squad

shows up

within minutes

to help save him


restore him to good health


then your new proverb would be

‘if you see a pond, a hawk with a broken wing and a cappucino

on a random sunday, 

you will be forever blessed.’

and then

you will have your coffee

and wonder

if that just really happened

image credit: coyotehills.com