Duck Feet

Duck feet wattle-splat

against the pondside pavement

after morning swim,

reconnecting life-deadened

spirit to nature’s rhythmic pulse.

 

Copyright 2016

T. Allen Culpepper

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Grubbing

How to grub for worms–

a skill every duckling needs.

Patient mother teaches them

beneath the hackberry shade,

with only a rare

and mild corrective quack,

or gentle guidance

by brush of her loving wing.

 

Copyright 2013

T. Allen Culpepper