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I Dreamed A Cloud Forest

Last night’s slumber found me in an evening, cloud forest; a plethora of mosses covered the ground and I found myself walking on a palette of green hues as night’s curtain fell. Humidity clammed my skin with its touch; free body lotion. It feels like I’ve just stepped out of the shower, refreshed. In a water forest you cannot always hear what is behind you; I felt that familiar piercing of eyes when, someone or something is watching and turned to see an Olingo on a tree branch. He was beautiful and as our eyes locked, he stood frozen. I called him friend then thought about it again. I then told him not to befriend others of my kind; they would want to harm him. Strange, his high-pitched, voice in my head; “Thank you, you will be my one human friend; you are welcome here”. He turned, ran into the cloudy haze. My heart levitated from my chest with elation; I may have saved him and his friends from poachers. In a cloud forest varied species living life majesty surrounds all.
Olingo, A small nocturnal mammal found in Central and South American areas. They resemble a Kinkajou only with a banded and non-prehensile tail.

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Date: 4/28/2019 8:02:00 AM
I am so glad you warned her. Or him. Because we are evil, we humans. But not all, but many - killing what we cannot comprehend or do not understand.
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M. L. Kiser
Date: 4/29/2019 11:53:00 AM
They are poached to near extinction; people eat them and sell pelts. No time for breeding. I try to warn'em all. Thanks.
Date: 4/27/2019 7:10:00 AM
Enjoyed the story..especially the ending ..your care for nature and the animals shows.
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M. L. Kiser
Date: 4/27/2019 6:00:00 PM
Thanks so much, Vijay.
Date: 4/26/2019 11:18:00 PM
Great imagery. Lovely poem. Stay frosty my friend.
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M. L. Kiser
Date: 4/27/2019 6:00:00 PM
LOL, thanks.