THE MOURNING DOVE

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Portico 6:00pm

In the stillness of this evening

I have a call for The Hawk:

The Plaintive Cooing of The Mourning Dove

sounding clean & close above the others

so still am I in My Chair

I hear not even surf

but the buzz of a fly

& the sucking surge of The Grackle