June 7: Urban Gratitudes

gratitude for the gaslines
underneath the streets
for the thermostat set as well

gratitude for the powerlines
running from the alley
festooned with crows

for the sewerlines collecting
to waste treatment, cycling back
to river gratitude

for the pavement and sidewalks
the easements and street signs
the ways we convene, gratitude

and for the trees, birds, foxes
bees, coyotes, cats and voles
the wasps and dogs and bats,
and for the lilies, grass and clover
and the beetles, worms and flickers
and the pigeons, gratitude.

everywhere, the song
everywhere.

 

Today’s image by capri23auto on pixabay.com

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