Au Natural

Written by: Susan Raineri

Sun stikes.
Pinpoints of light
wash summer's lost blossoms
dripping like forgotten
water spigots waning,
drooping, falling,
onto pine-needled carpet.

Ferns cointue greening.
Fairy-wing fronds languish
in the shade, then
tentatively reach
toward sun shadows
warming shallow roots.

Hummingbirds dance;
around the feeder 
their soprano voices
argue territorial rights.

Steam plumes 
from Redwood trunks,
gently rise toward fine laced
treetops offering branch tips
to touch the hem
of God's blue robe.