Road Trip After the Rain – 2016


Road trip

Receding flood waters
by the side of the highway
offer sanctuary
To a mother duck
and eight ducklings

What a delight on a lonely road
to see nature waddling
through its day –
oblivious to cars
swishing by.

We stop to take a picture
of this idyllic setting
worth remembering

Leaving the cocoon of
our air conditioned car
We are bombarded
by millions of mosquitoes —
looking for our blood.

Waving in frenzy we
rush back to the car
taking half of them
inside with us.

Some of nature
is not worth keeping
we assure ourselves
swatting helplessly

leaving the ducks
to their new found
water hole.