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All Calm and Peaceful Here

distant train whistle – long, spread out,
gray moth flies up, lands on my porch railing
a lazy not quite fall day, first of September.
Not too hot yet, but will be nineties at four o’clock.
Enjoying the seventy-three of this second.

I soak up the quiet and the sun’s Vitamin D.
Bird tweeting gets louder.
Three short toots of a train whistle.
Probably at a railroad crossing.
I know of no crossings around here.

A squirrel races between two walnut trees
dog does not notice, growling at the road.
Rooster’s crow comes again, long and drawn out this time.
I wonder if he is mimicking the train’s whistle?
Amazingly quiet day.  All calm here, and at peace in Kansas.

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Date: 9/8/2019 12:39:00 PM
All at peace in Kansas, calm reigns - a soulful write Caren on how an amazingly quiet day is where you live. Calming write. Hugs, Jennifer.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/8/2019 6:58:00 PM
I love it here!
Date: 9/8/2019 7:28:00 AM
Maybe there was a time when the dog would run after the squirrels...An insight into your experience of the day...Nice one
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/8/2019 6:58:00 PM
My dog does not even see the deer when they are standing six feet from the driveway!