this morning a student brought in
chocolate chip cookies.
for the class.
i ate one,
and my temporary crown
two teeth disintegrating lately.
but this one was an easy fix.
so i left school to drive 20 minutes through
amish farm country.
in a field cleared of corn stalks
i saw a wonder.
i couldn't believe my eyes...
great blue herons or green herons or bitterns don't behave
a pair of sandhill cranes.
in june my nephew and i
saw five of them fly over
a couple miles from here.
but today they were foraging and striding about
as though it was an everyday occurrence
and they had been hanging out here for years.
they were in that cornfield at least an hour.
i saw them on both trips.
i'll keep watch for this marvel!