Awaiting Gold

Sky lightens subtly

trees become black etchings

leaves rustle in a slight breeze,

coolness settles in

moist, fragrant

a rooster calls

daybreak is soon


cars swish on the distant highway

an animal gnaws its prey

birds begin their serenade

ever so slightly

the tree etching widens

brightens against a hint of pink


the air cooler

signifying a sunrise is eminent

every bird a different call

cows contribute tenor

a majestic symphony

in surround sound 

before the gold

Gold, generous and giving, always sharing its wisdom, knowledge and wealth with others