is where you’ll find the crickets making music
for their mating rituals
it is also where you’ll see the slithering snake
and the chipmunks cheating death again
you’ll find the sleeping dog
having his summer day
and the towering evergreen trees
that have been there forever
the frolicking fox
the gentle gecko
and there is a spot just on the edge of all this
where the grass is dead and brown
and you will find the footsteps of man
and his many misdeeds

Image Credit:Ochir-Erdene Oyunmedeg

Ken Tomaro is a writer living in Cleveland Ohio whose work reflects everyday life with depression. His poetry has appeared in several online and print journals and explores the common themes we all experience in life. Sometimes blunt, often dark but always grounded in reality.

He has 4 full-length collections of poetry: Home Is Where the Headstones Are, An Angry Year, Paralysis & Potholes and Perogies (through Alien Buddha Press) available on Amazon.