Dogs 2015

APRÈS LE DÉLUGE
(4/20/15)


finally

a clear
evening

a clear
evening
walk

wildlife
scampering
everywhere

birds flitting

singing

dogs jumping

barking

rabbits hopping

munching
the wet
vegetation

cats watching
all
of the action

tails twitching
in agitated
wonder

frogs croaking

invisible frogs

where are they?

I imagine
them
squatting
in unseen
puddles

clinging
to branches
hidden
in trees

lost
beneath bushes

after miles
I have yet
to see one

they seem like
a bass soundtrack
to the rest
of the faunal
activity

I remember
searching for them
as a child

being so
disappointed
upon discovery

to find
all of that
big noise

from such
a diminutive
amphibian

as an adult
I have surrendered
such exploration

I know
so much
more

I just
have no idea
where
they're hiding
now