Wednesday, August 5, 2015

of turkeys and mushrooms

early morning mood swings

early morning on a trail can be of mood swings:

bright dappled sunlight can lift the spirit,
as if nature smiles back at you,
then around a ridge direct light is blocked,
the mood switches to somber, muted,

in the light, on a favorite part of the trail, open with big trees,
I flush over 20 wild turkeys into flight,
my spirit lifts with them into the air,

around a bend not even wind seems to lighten the mood,
and mushroom after mushroom seem completely at home.

by Henry H. Walker
July 31, ‘15

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