Amy Jo Swing One Year in a House

Today, two deer eyes lift,
eating apples on the front
lawn, leaping over car lights.

Yesterday, mid-November,
warmer than three August nights
when the pumpkins froze.

Last week, four days—waiting for
nuthatches to find the thistle feeder:
waiting for some kind of return.

Last year, in just five hours,
Asian Lady Beetles covering out
plywood siding, staying all winter.

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