early walk

cool morning air, loch
like glass, little white
yachts glide gorgeous;
scrambling in the trees
as I walk by, some
drama in the lives of
pine marten or squirrel

a snooze on the sofa,
sheer joy of quiet and
no lash, no ugly looks,
no knife in the back
no non-comprehending
persons laying-down
ignorant edicts from above -

a day of grace and
and the body burst later
proved I still can:
energy, muscles working
in the dream of red
Scots pine

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