New snow and we walked the nearby trail. Just the 3 of us through untouched paths and into the open fields. There Vinny found a cleared spot with a meal stored neatly, most likely part of a coyote homestead.
What does she see across
the snow covered field,
in the distance or nearby?
Is the coyote following us today?
Silence broken by a single raven
leaving one tree top and heading east to another.
Silence until we hear crunching snow
and snapping twigs.
What is that in the dense woods?
We become still and listen,
looking for shadows and movement
aware of the universe surrounding us.
In the woods
we take the worn path
of hard dirt and decaying leaves
following the recent activities
Consistent and plentiful rain
has filled in empty spaces
with the silent guardians
reaching to the morning sun.