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I keep the woods in view,
brown leaves on early winter trees;
a rabbit crouches under the pine,
the sky mottles.

I sort the hawks into categories:
Cooper’s, red-tailed, sparrow and sharp-shinned.
Geese call, woodpeckers jeer.
Cold lean birds light out from birches.

I get the moon up, turn the stars on, keep it all going right.

Toni 1/8/17

*Finding Everyday Inspiration is a twenty-day challenge that warms up your writing muscles and helps you to find inspiration in the places closest to you — but where you might not think to look.

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