sidewalk rambles, at 2 a.m., after a rain
spider sits and catches its breath, droplets on its back
sinewy slug barrels along, bisecting my path
bats weave tangled threads of flight
Hibiscus syriaca blossoms droop, drop / no bees bringing bustle
stars like sprinkled sugar in a not-dark night / how will night sky in NM compare?
as I stop (lost in thought), raccoon hurries by me, ducks into hedge
green velvet leaves froth, spidery lace floats
earthworm on its way to somewhere else
berry? beetle? beaded back of spider, scurrying
pine boughs cradle silvery half-basket
Speed Limit 30 — dangler hide-and-seeks with moon
it’s 3 a.m. . . . time to go in.