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It’s hard to not see
the land
through my own filters.
On sunny, breezy days
there seems to be a rambunctious
energy
around the farm.
On this misty day,
the energy seems quiet,
subdued,
peaceful.
There is no evidence
for this perspective:
goats and alpacas
seem to be doing what they usually do:
grazing, sitting, napping, grazing again.
Chickens and Guinea Fowl
continue to patrol the yard
for bugs,
Rooster crowing periodically,
shepherding the flock.
Red-Winged Blackbirds
still sing
atop the trees;
Eurasian-Collared Doves
fly together,
sing their kazoo song.
Though my to-do list is full
as we prepare
for Earth Day Festival
on Saturday,
today I can’t help but slow,
walk a little in the quiet,
pause
and raise my face
to the cool mist.

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