nearly disguise its small, brown body. Sideways head tilt quizzical eyes flit
feathers lightly fluff repelling the unexpected droplet from a dangling leaf. Suddenly its body freezes in cautious rigidity
head cocked listening for a faint danger murmuring in the distance. I thought it would stay braving the unknown shadow
but with a sudden hop it flew off. Watching
the fluid body,
my straining eyes lost it in the blur of Fall’s fading trees .