A city cat
chose a sunny spot
in the food forest
of this first-freeze,
sun had warmed the chill
and the cat wasn’t the only one
out among the sunlight and the trees.
We humans too
some in Oklahoma City’s Edgemere Park—
taking in the flabbergasting beauty,
gratefully bearing briefly
the unkeepable impact—
that soaring vigor raging in the chest—
when standing amid light and leaf.