Time Enough

day moved slow
as cow and ducks
listened to the grass grow


during their stroll
around the melt pond
the final word is hers
it is still too early for nesting


friends of the flock
fly in from afar
determined to attend
the winter wingding

I said

slow down a little, enjoy the scenery.
The marsh is marvelous this time of year.
But he paddled furiously on
determined to miss every enjoyment in his path.