Frozen Image - version 2 by Raymond A. Foss

A walk in the woods
Down the path
Away from the road,
Bustle of the highway
Cold of winter
Catch of air
Crunch of snow
Snap of branch

A burst of downy wings
Festooned the ground
A vole track
Ended abruptly

Impressions
Catches of light and shadow
The beat of predator feathers
Pressed
Thrust into the crust

Arc of
Feathers
Captured in the coating –
Fingers,
Hands scooping
A pile of leaves
For bagging

Frozen image
Fleeting, under melting
Life and death
Of the road
Down the path

by Raymond A. Foss

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