almost halloween

this lazy fall
has turned to ice
this heron
spotted in the adirondacks today
waiting late before it's journey
struggled as it waded 
onto thin ice
losing balance
regaining balance
was difficult and so, i assume,
was the fishing
later today
in a parking lot
 rattletrap truck
does he think this  
 is in anyway attractive?
later still
i had a tiny healing nap after the chaos of shopping
and found i had forgotten the mail
(i never forget the mail)
which i fetched after a lovely phone chat
with my dear friend wendy
a book about being sick
a way of acknowledging 
just being in this place
with my healing dog
from aimee