Monday, September 22, 2008

love song

winter dawn descends
in a flurry of gray
a mourning dove woos his mate
he struts/coos she
looks on through beyond
ruffled feathers to
a shadowed soul
where a dismal tale is told
in the stance of a low-slung cat.

(photograph: Charles Lentz, Winter Scene-Mourning Doves, 2008)