Small Plague

Another seed, bug or worm to
restore the spirit of a
startled nesting dove
eying me from distance
her weakened fledgling
another unforeseen sequence
to pleasured stroll
trampling seeds, bugs and worms,
disturbing nests
a small plague to nature
has this moment of understanding,
acceptance of the Great Spirit's plan
to return all to soil


 Augustus / Houston, TX / June 2017



  • swingline

    Sometimes it all seems so senseless . Like a revolving door going around and around . If life was an opera it would be Norma . A play , Romeo and Julie . A book , The Bible .

    • Augustus

      Great comment. Thanks

    • Louis Gibbs

      Enjoyed this subtly expressed ode to nature's way. It is so easy to take her wonders for granted.

      • Augustus

        Thanks Louis .

      • Fay Slimm.

        Nature expressed in all her trials your words echo the ways she is plagued by humans who uncaringly destroy much precious material and nutrition when birds nest - .......gratitude for sharing a need to watch where we tread dear Augustus.

        • Augustus

          For you my dear, "where'er you tread the blushing flowers shall rise."

        • P.H.Rose

          Really good write sir
          Enjoyed this very much

          • Augustus

            Thanks for kind words.

          • Gary Edward Geraci

            Marveling with you and about this wonderful gift: an 'economy of salvation'. Love the photo too.

            • Augustus

              You sir are the master. I appreciate the comment. Thanks.

            • malubotelho

              Very beautiful indeed. Made me think about the recycling process. I hope one day I will be recycled too. I'm already excited about what I will became.

              • Augustus

                Thanks for reading and the comment. I have been away for a while

                • malubotelho

                  I understand. I hope you are ok.

                • HarveyDent

                  Very nice! I like the turn around midway. That perspective change

                  • Augustus

                    Thanks for reading and thoughtful comment

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