Rock Wall in Suburban Woods
Stones in the wall nest with each other
as communion comes in touch and quiet.
The moss earns its way in solace
giving seasons a green to measure.
An ensatina salamander slips
from the verge of stone and mud
on fire-orange legs in the dark
and scrabbles for spiders and slugs.
Breathing through skin, hidden
under a rock roof, moss for a rug,
and silence as its hiding place.
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