Instead of travelling to a place
I’ve never been
to see something I’ve never seen,
I prefer the seclusion of my backyard.
Marveling over the elusive
residing in familiar places.
This morning I lost sight
of a black-capped chickadee
in the honey locust
poking for pupae
but knew it was just there
by the way a twig was bobbing.

Tom Strong

Thomas J Strong


Retired and living in Minnesota.