|An adult Pseudacris crucifer (spring peeper)|
Night sounds are mother’s milk to the sleepless
who lay aside anxiety to wait
like a sapling with a peeper on it
softly welcoming its breathing and song.
How to fear when life signals All is well?
by going about its business and
not freezing under threat of intrusion
by something that stalks, ready to murder.
We, too, are known to the night and welcomed
on the branches of our homes and busy
places, environments that overwhelm
outdoor life, rhythm sections of the night.
To be welcome to outdoor life delights
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