Random Thoughts

rice lake dock ws
photo by Wolfgang Stearns

i think about the complexity of life
after a difficult conversation
and the simplicity of life after watching a goldfinch;
but then, i spot two mourning doves mating in the grass,
and watch them become startled by a dog
barking at a darting dragon fly–
simplicity melts into cause and effect, the chain reaction tripping a switch in my head that makes me look up at the day opening before me and quietly walk away

12 thoughts on “Random Thoughts”

    1. Right! To tell you the truth it was looking a little rough. The male had the female clasped by the neck and she was looking less than happy. But what do I know, maybe there’s just no such thing as “happy” or “unhappy” in the struggle to survive and procreate for a bird.


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