pristine and clean
garbage truck grinding carries
over gated walls

marigolds in the desert
so very thirsty in bed
pipe the water in

filtered, but still foul
television overspray
from the room next door


white flakes meander
barely heavier than air
old pine creaks beneath

drab summer birdie
flaunts his dusty blue jacket
bright now in a cold world

black specks on the snow
gather and wait for the call
they will hop as one