Dogs 2015

PERFECT PECAN STORM
(10/24/15)


a very
wet spring
and summer
have led
to a very
full tree

when I walk
beneath
the branches
pieces of nuts
and shells
fall continually
from above

fat
and lazy
squirrels
chatter petulantly
down
at me

I am
disturbing
their meal

I search
the ground
through the heavily
accumulated
detrius
for any
edible remains

there are
very few

while
I was away
working to pay
the mortgage
for their feast
my position
upon the food chain
seems
to have slipped
considerably