Safeguarding home bodies

My ears have
been ringing
all day with
echoes of
their stingers 
paper mache 
hanging aloft
from fir boughs,
my steps across
the forest floor
ever so light,
eyes scanning  
ahead for a clear
line of sight.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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5 Responses to Safeguarding home bodies

  1. Laurie Keim says:

    A very well observed poem with original phrasing. I liked it very much.
    Laurie Keim

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Yikes! Those stingers seem a bit too close to you for comfort.

    • Yes, they were, but I’ve learned to keep my calm and be light on my feet. The less noise you make the better. You don’t want to disturb a sleeping wasp nest. I’ve learned from past experience to look and listen before I plant my steps.
      Tyler 🙂

  3. words4jp says:

    wowzers – i would high tail it out immediately:) i am allergic!

    • I don’t think I am allergic, but last summer I got stung six times by an angry swarm of bald-faced hornets. As a precaution, I’ve attuned my senses to their telltale sound and hiding places. Knock on wood, I haven’t been stung yet! I hope you have a relaxing, bee free weekend, Kim!
      Tyler 🙂

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