The Canada geese announce their arrival
as though they were royalty.
Clear the path; here we come.
No matter the time of morning or
whether you are trying to sleep in,
they are not to be ignored.
Honking, honking, honking.
And once they land,
they yammer at one another.
No, you come here.
While the deer creep silently at dawn and dusk,
preferring you not notice their presence.
Stealth is their way.
Spot us if you can, they seem to say.
How will I announce myself?