Watching the critters enjoy the day...
rooster, Baby, fluffs up and rolls
in favorite holes by the garden gate...
gentle hens wander, stopping
to eat an occasional grub,
kittens come from nowhere
flip through the air like flying squirrels
, chasing bugs, loving life, childlike,
an old dog flops on cold slate
of the entryway , away from the sun,
sighing, hiding from the heat, missing
Simon slinks through shadows,
plots hatching, hoping to catch
the juncos unaware.