Ghost cicada perches, wrapped in the whelm of morning wind
her glass wings dabbed with black
at each panel’s edge  

Gray wolf, red wolf rub sinuously against
each other, curling flank-into-flank,
curving cusp-into-cusp  

Owl settles on branch, spotted & striped & splintered,
feathers curling like wood—door & plank
& trunk warming in afternoon sun  

Rufous hummingbird flashes like a miniature sun,
sharp beams slicing thick blue overhead
& dipping between oaks  

Cross fox slinks through a honeysuckle morning
rushes headfirst into a wet afternoon
slides into twilight, star-coated