There’s a corner

In my backyard

Under the oak tree

Where the shade

Hits just right

And the calming

Sounds of birds

Sing in the distance

I’ve seen possums

Sleep underneath

The grill cover

After a long night’s

Journey, and a

Cat and her kittens

Play in the cool

Of the shade

While cardinals and

Blue Jays land

On the ground

Looking for acorns

And insects.

The squirrel loves

To come by, trying

Hard to stay

Stealthy, but the

Fuzzy tail and

Suspicious look

Draw the curious

Attention of the other

Creatures in the yard

It is odd to see

Such harmony

In this urban jungle

But if oddities

Can equate to peace

Then I wouldn’t

Mind living

In such an odd world









Author’s Note: I’ve been thinking about a lot of things recently and reading back on some old works from the past. In honesty, I’ve been using this blog mostly as a way to release some negative energy, for lack of a better word or phrase, but after the events of 2020, and considering how things have been in 2021 so far, I’ve come to realize that the old ways haven’t really been working for me. After doing some reflecting, I feel it’s better to just take the positives when we get them and share the wealth around.

–Clint, aka C. E. Knight

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