I walk outside
within my own
for a few minutes
and look around
at the greenery
I see my birdbath
it has leaves
so I rinse
it clean filling it with
I look at the ground
lizards on the brick wall
bathing in the sun
tilt their little heads
I walk on the
and look over the wall
to see what the
neighbors are doing
I know my dove
is somewhere nearby
I wait for my hummingbirds
to buzz alongside their
feeder with the bright red liquid
These are my friends
who are all welcome
anytime of day and night.
I do wonder why they all scurry when they see me?
Honestly, it seems they should know me by now…
They must not know how much I love and care for them.
I suppose it will have to do that I alone know this as fact.
Sometimes, I so wish they would all hop on my shoulder and the lizards crawl up my sleeves and make themselves at home
My home is theirs to freely live in and roam about as they wish.
they should all be friends, together…
There is also a grandiose Kitty Hawk
who likes to land on my birdbath.
Wonderful and beautiful bird of prey it is.
it hops in and washes all its feathers
It is my unspoken condition it does not kill and eat any of my protected brethren here in this sanctuary
I look back at my cats looking through the sliding glass door.
I am blessed.
I am grateful.