White wispy clouds
on the bluest blue
above the orange and red leaves
not ruined this year yet
by too much rain or wind or cold
I can’t recall a more perfect day
except maybe yesterday
or the day before
maybe that day last month
on my deck
when you were here
and fixed my foot
oh my god

Now driving
I see red tailed hawks
not one or two
high on trees
but three
each time
so low and close
too quick for photographs
but believe me
I saw three red tailed hawks today
and thought
I want to see an eagle too.
believe me again
just then
I saw an eagle too.
even I have doubts
about me now
but I have picture to show
an eagle
on a bare tree
on the bright side of the road.