Morning | A poem

A Polaroid photograph of a cat laying in the grass in the morning, with a fence in the background. Deep shadows.
Polaroid photograph made in the morning light

In the morning the doves’ lament

mixes with the hum of distant traffic

and lawnmowers

a conversation bouncing

between the trees

language following the network

of branches and shade, cover

There are hawks in this neighborhood

who also listen

to the deep breasted plea for love

that echoes from those

light hollow bones

while squirrels scratch

along their fence highway

to fuss and chatter

at the cat

Mother, daughter, photographer, writer (sort of).