Birds of late evening
enter this theater of leaves,
and disappear in the green balcony.
their grip on twigs tightens,
then some kind of sleep happens.
Do they dream of sheltering trees,
or immaculate folds of bright cumulus,
as they sail vast oceans of sky?
© 2014 Richard Havenga
1. Home Woods
2. & 3. Pickerel Lake Park - Fred Meijer Nature Preserve, (Fred Meijer) Kent County, Michigan