Surrounded By

Enveloped in the warmth of wooded country side

She walks quietly by. Surrounded by

the old wisdom, whispered in the fallen leaves.

Greeted by the trees, the butterfly, the birds, and

thee. A couple, wise and steady. Coming together for the season.

Walking through the woods. Communing with those willing to listen. listen.

Greetings. She calls out. He snorts his acknowledgement,

never taking his eyes off her, yet keenly aware of the other presence.

She offers an acorn as a token for her visit. Accepted. They all move on. The couple to their destination. The women to her’s.

Meeting again once more to acknowledge the new born fawn. The newest keeper of the forest. Surrounded by love.