Quail Walk

- July 24, 2012

morning walk 
out early
drive time traffic already

me: on dirt road escape
cool air
heat rising fast.

the future lies ahead
2 boys riding bikes fast
testing skills in hilly
vacant lot
strong active boys
moving toward destiny.

the future escaped the past
dreams tangled often lost
in divergent paths,
is there still enough time
to paint mesmerizing vistas?
what else is possible?
another next job?

friends depart
life here gone
cycles always moving.

a family of quail
scurry across
chamisa thick field
what legacy will
the chicks embrace?

golden light soft
morning affirmation!