The Back Way

Driving the “back way”, I leave the housing developments and go through open space.

There is a coyote walking slowly through the shallow snow, moving her head around, looking.

On top of the telephone pole there is a hawk, sitting, looking – to the west.  Two poles down, there is another hawk, sitting on the wire, looking.  This time to the east.

I am glad that I listened to the nudge to drive this way.  Glad for the message to look.

cooper's hawk on wire
minicooper93402 / / CC BY