outside

i hooped in the dark, listening to the coyotes of the hills howl beneath the moon.
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their chorus was terrifying, and electric, like a full moon on halloween. fear froze me for a heartbeat. adrenalin melted me into action and i sprung for the front door.

there is so much life outside.

birds fly overhead every day. the streets i walk are crowded with dogs and people. we have two cats at home. last night in san francisco i shouted “city raccoons!” to myself in the car when two fat guys wadded across the street. about two or three weeks ago a skunk popped out of the gutter and stared me down while i hooped on my drive way. deer are common enough in the area to prompt the posting of yellow signs printed with a solid black deer.

crickets sing at night.

birds sing in the morning.

coyotes howl at the moon.

and all of this makes me so hugely happy.

to the simple things,

z

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This entry was published on October 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm. It’s filed under free write, happy heart, heart, lately, life, nature babbles, photography, rambles and writing, words, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “outside

  1. This is beautiful!

  2. gabbie20132013 on said:

    Reblogged this on Gabbie Blog.

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