Saturday Poem / Seasonal tracks

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Late in January

rabbit paw prints

in newly fallen snow

disappear under juniper bushes


After April rain

muddy foot prints

descend the driveway

and stop in front of the mailbox


On a beach in July

a child's pail and bent shovel

rest by ripples of molded sand

near abandoned remains of a castle


Bird prints in October

surround seeds scattered

from a broken hanging feeder

besieged by marauding squirrels


Marilyn Marsh Noll lives in O'Hara, and her poems have been published in the Comstock Review, Folio and Voices From the Attic. Her chapbook, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Bones," won the Pennsylvania Poetry Society Chapbook Award for 2007. Her children's book, "Jonathan and the Flying Broomstick," was published in 2010.

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