when hiking in the winter woods,
we came upon this dwelling.
house, fort, cottage, hideaway, castle?
“home is any four walls that enclose the right person.”
what a lovely little place
discovered on a walk in the woods
nestled beneath the old trees
resting on a blanket
of the softest pine needles
open to all who happen by
who lives here?
“when you’re wide open, the world is a good place.”
nichols arboretum, ann arbor, mi, usa. november 2018
and on the last night they’ll ever spend
in the only house they’ve ever lived
before moving to their wonderful new location for their wonderful new adventures
we celebrate by finally getting to eat in the living room without sneaking.
“your journey never ends. life has a way of changing things in incredible ways.
with green eyes of two different colors
just six pounds never to grow any bigger
came into my life
found in the caboose of a train
a teenage mother
rescued by kind humans
soon to move