My neighbor’s wandering chickens always provide opportunities for photographs and were the inspiration for my poem today. 🙂
One foot lifts to h o v e r
then is placed methodically down,
followed by the o t h e r
head thrusting forward and
like a slow piston,
in rhythm to her steps.
Her neck swivels
this way and that,
then abruptly her head pivots,
fixing my gaze.
Eye to red eye
with the visitor in my backyard,
accusingly she stares
Copyright © 2015 Terry Boswell
This post is my response to the Photography 101 prompt, “Connect.” Perhaps I’ve taken liberties with the prompt; highlighting my close encounter connecting with a wide-eyed chicken a few days ago. 😉 … And yes, that’s snow and ice in the background. Spring has yet to connect with the state of New York!
It’s also my response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Farm Animals. Thank you Cee for the challenge!
… And… It’s my fifth and final post in the Five Days Challenge. I was invited by Amy, from Snapshots, Snippets And Scribbles to take part in the challenge, and for each of the five days I’m supposed to invite one person.
Because I didn’t invite anyone on day one, today I’m inviting two people; Meredith from PonderTheIrrelevant and Priscilla from scillagrace… If you would like to participate, post a photo every day for five days and write a story to go along with each photo. I’ve written a poem for today, but your stories can be fiction or non-fiction. They can be short paragraphs, multiple pages, or poems. Each day, please invite one person to carry on the challenge. The challenge is not mandatory and can be refused, but I hope you accept and have fun!