Coffee on the Patio
Mourning doves’ secrets
beneath the feeder
Terra cotta pots’ spill of bloom
Small anole’s mating ritual
crimson throat inflated

Lilies’ green tangle
Sleeping crickets
Yuccas’ ivory carillon
bells unstruck

Slug’s silver calligraphy
across worn brick
Myrtle’s fuchsia confetti
Dragonfly’s winged iridescence

Barometer’s waver
as rain loiters off stage
Mosquitoes’ white whine

Grey car gliding past