Before the heat rose,
we closed windows
-while we gathered for breakfast-
in the log house kitchen.
We closed windows,
trapping the cool night air
in the log house kitchen;
drinking our coffee.
Trapping the cool night air;
singing crickets and croaking frogs,
drinking our coffee,
choosing our eggs.
Singing crickets and croaking frogs,
evening song and morning silence.
Choosing our eggs:
all different shades of brown.
Evening song and morning silence;
the kids slept outside;
all different shades of brown
heads tucked inside their sleeping bags.
The kids slept outside
while we gathered for breakfast;
heads tucked inside sleeping bags
before the heat rose.