House keeping

beside my home, on a plot of no man’s land,

there is a dead tree

that has been tall and empty,

save for the occasional woodpecker stopping by for supper.

but today

in the rain

new tenants moved in!

turkey vultures three on three

they are proficient house keepers –

keeping things neat and tidy –

model neighbors reminding me of what is really important:

they only take what has been given, and whatever is given they freely receive.

Trusting the abundance of the world

and her generative powers –

Peace Eagles remind me of mine.

About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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1 Response to House keeping

  1. amazing! i could hear the flutter and the beautiful bashing together of beaks

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