The Trail Companion
by Patricia Dove
Soft salmon egg sky
owl hooting low and silky
echoes my father's voice.
Two young deer shimmer
behind a summer screen of
dry yellow grass
Red wing blackbirds
flutter among green tules
a shimmering quilt
Great blue heron
startled, swoops over burnt oak
recapturing his land.
Dove Miller taught at the former San Diego
Writing Center and now leads creative writing classes
in Del Mar and Idyllwild. She currently studies
poetry with The Writers Studio in New York City. Her
work has appeared in Magee Park Poets
Anthology, Tidepools, Fallbrook
Haiku Society Anthology, Into the Deep
End, and ZMC Community Journal.
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