Long  tangled hair
twigs and seed included
cut offs, tank top
racing sun filled fields
to forest floor
Barefeet slip to creek bed 
Frog notices the arrival
dives headlong for cover
as she lifts each rock slowly
crawfish skitter backward
hideouts exposed
digging in the wet leaves
reveals a rare find 
Black, sleek, red-streaked salamander
wriggling in the hand
in the distance a dinner bell waking her from nature’s
momentary grasp
eyes alight 
toward home.