A prayer to the morning beings of my neighborhood
Bless me as I go my way this day until the fall of night.
The low tok tok tok greeting of the raven from the top of the transformer
The mocking of the car alarms of a mockingbird
The suicide run of the spring born squirrel across the quiet street
The sleepy ramble of the opossum for shelter from the coming heat
The scolding of the male hummingbird as I cross under him
The buzz of the heavy carpenter bee lumbering to the roses
The trail of the night wandering snail across the walkway
The softness of the spider’s web as it crosses my face as I leave the gate
The farewell of the garden gnomes and cats from the yard
Be with me from early dawn to twilight’s fall
and through the dark of night.