2021-08-13T17:13:15-07:00June 27th, 2011|Nature|

The owl

Do you remember the owl
you spotted sitting still as stone
in the tree as we drove
to a friend’s wedding?

What a good omen,
I said.

It must mean my friend
made a wise choice.

You asked me
why I assume such sageness
in that solitary night hunter.

We laughed
about the influence
of cartoons
but I thought about it yesterday
and I remembered that owls
are soundless
even when they fly.

It is this seamless quiet,
unruffled hush
in a busy world,
that makes me even more sure
that inside them
is the purest

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