Then it moves through tall grass toward some dream it knows.
The body is always preparing itself for joy. — Roger Sauls
In the purple shadows of the Grand Tetons
a dignified moose browses knee-deep
in the soggy bottom of his favorite watery place.
Not one to miss early morning opportunity
he expands his reach and intention
and ambles to a clearing in the woods
to breakfast on succulent greenery
lining the terrace of a plush hotel.
A Moose of worldly desire
understand life as
plain but tempting commandments:
Thou Shalt Touch
Thou Shalt Taste.
For the opportunist
everything seems possible on a day like this.
Shirley Wright’s poems have appeared in many publications including Delaware Valley Poets anthologies, Kelsey Review, and U.S. 1 Newspaper. She lives in East Windsor.