20 degrees and sunny at the start
Species list: mallard, turkey vulture, American kestrel, pileated woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, least flycatcher, eastern pewee, tree swallow, rough-winged swallow, American crow, black-capped chickadee, house wren, American robin, red-eyed vireo, tennessee warbler, yellow warbler, bay-breasted warbler, common yellowthroat, eastern meadowlark, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, indigo bunting, song sparrow. (26 species)
Waiting for Eatonville Library to Open on a Summer Morning
t is ten to ten on a summer morning.
The library opens at ten.
I sit alone on a concrete bench.
I rest and I gaze.
The library garden is at high tide.
Monet smiles from somewhere.
Golden and purple flowers spread, spiral, cascade, fan and spray.
At ten o’clock the librarian opens the door
I go in.
The garden remains outside.
Gardens do not read.
- Adele Koehnke