Meditation on an April Walk

In this my occupation
I will preach from the bully pulpit,
soar reconnaissance with the pileated,
nursemaid a wood duck’s brood,
survey the marsh with an egret,
mediate with the painted turtles
on a rock or the pine felled in a storm,
no matter, my profit immeasurable.

Poem ©2016, Jen Payne, National Poetry Month, 25. Photo ©2016, Jen Payne.

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