A fingerling thrashes
and, tipped upright, is encompassed
by a cormorant’s throat.

A carpenter bee dips
and hovers level with a dog.
They regard each other.

The salamander, like frog and toad,
goes unseen.

Cracked robin’s egg shells, most empty,
fleck the ground.

Three turtles, of two kinds,
take sun on a floating log,
and they are still.

A groundhog emerges from its burrow
free of prediction.